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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry M View Post
    Off topic for this great thread, but à propos MIAMI BLUES, the 2019 adaptation of Charles Willeford's THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY is pretty spectacular. It's everything I never realized I wanted in a Willeford/Highsmith slash fiction.

    Please return now to the last days of the twentieth century, though.
    Well, you certainly had me hooked with Willeford/Highsmith. Two of my all-time favorite writers - Highsmith being number one. I loved the book so will track this down toot sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry M View Post
    Off topic for this great thread, but à propos MIAMI BLUES, the 2019 adaptation of Charles Willeford's THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY is pretty spectacular. It's everything I never realized I wanted in a Willeford/Highsmith slash fiction.

    Please return now to the last days of the twentieth century, though.
    Thank You for the recommendation. I watched the movie last night with my son and enjoyed it. (And) Andrew, you spoke well of the book, I'll get a copy of that also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Barry View Post
    Thank You for the recommendation. I watched the movie last night with my son and enjoyed it. (And) Andrew, you spoke well of the book, I'll get a copy of that also.
    I'll second Andrew's praise for the book, George. It's a characteristically excellent novel by Willeford.

    I rewatched Robinson Devor's 1999 adaptation of Willeford's THE WOMAN CHASER earlier in the week, and by God, that's a good film. In fact, I'd forgotten how good it is. Very faithful to the novel, which is a plus as the novel is very cinematic anyway. Patrick Warburton's performance is a delight - comic, tragic, hateful all in one: everything you need from a Willeford protagonist. And the monochrome photography is beautiful.
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    I also checked out the Burnt Orange Herecy. (Released here as Picture of Lies for some reason)

    Quite a nice thriller and Donald Sutherland is as always a highlight in any film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Silly Swede View Post
    I also checked out the Burnt Orange Herecy. (Released here as Picture of Lies for some reason)

    Quite a nice thriller and Donald Sutherland is as always a highlight in any film.
    Watched the new adaptation of THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY tonight and loved it. It's been a long time since I read the novel, but IIRC this film adaptation takes a fair few liberties with the source material - but weaves its own spell. I thought it was excellent, and think I'll need to watch it again soon in order to mull it over properly.
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    It's more neo-noir-adjacent but OUT OF THE RAIN (1991) with Michael O'Keefe and Bridget Fonda is largely forgotten (still consigned to VHS I believe) and a moody thriller that has some noir tropes and would probably resonate with anyone immersed in the other titles on this thread.

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