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Movie Review: Savages

Jul 24, 2012 in Film, Guest Posts

Adapting Don Winslow’s 2010 novel Savages was never going to be easy. The book is both revelation and revolution whose joys come from its distinctive prose as its propulsive plot. Winslow’s novel feels like the culmination of years of experimentation in previous books like The Winter of Frankie Machine, The Death and Life of Bobby […]

Don Winslow, Interviewed by Shane Salerno

Jul 06, 2012 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

Today, the film Savages, based on the Don Winslow novel of the same name, opens in theaters. Check out the trailer, if you haven’t already. Directed by Oscar winner Oliver Stone, the film’s screenplay is the product of a collaboration between novelist Don Winslow and screenwriter Shane Salerno. Winslow and Salerno have known each other […]

Savage Beauty, Savage Poster

Apr 11, 2012 in Film, Guest Posts

One of the most anticipated films for crime fans this summer is the adaptation of Don Winslow’s revolutionary novel Savages. Directed by Oliver Stone, it’s the story of Ben and Chon, two Southern California marijuana kingpins who run afoul of a Mexican cartel. Shenanigans ensue. While Stone assembled a cast that blends established stars – […]

’70s paranoia thrillers and why we need them now more than ever . . .

Aug 20, 2010 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

It was never going to last that long. Golden ages rarely do. But for a while there in the 1970s, that’s what we had. Ten years after Richard Hofstadter coined the phrase “the paranoid style” (in a lecture he delivered just days before JFK was assassinated), the national traumas of Vietnam and Watergate were in […]