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The way this is handled and how both storylines are balanced is played remarkably well, and it’s great to see that Leonard manages to wrap this up as an effective standalone even if there is another Palmer-featuring novel out there which I will be checking out for sure. A., but as played by the late, great Dennis Farina in the film, is more of a loose string in the book. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Chili - the too-cool-for-anyone-but-nice-guy ex-mobster, Leo - the pathetic loser dry-cleaner, Karen - the hot, smart, cynical actress, Bo Catlett - the mean, delusional, drug-dealing Hollywood-player-wanna-be. So Chili is, in essence, pitching an Elmore Leonard story within an Elmore Leonard novel to an Elmore Leonard character (who will ultimately be played by Gene Hackman).

The story focus on Ernesto “Chili” Palmer a man in Miami Beach, a loan shark who earned his nickname for his temper, and you can probably guess what problems this means for the character over the course of the book. But his streak of unparalleled perfection came in the Reagan era: City Primeval (1980), Split Images (1981), Cat Chaser (1982), Stick (1983), LaBrava (1983), Glitz (1985), Bandits (1987), Freaky Deaky (1988), Killshot (1989), and the Everest at the end of it all, Get Shorty (1990). Odd coincidence … I was getting ready for bed, brushing my teeth, when I heard the TV that my husband had on in the bedroom. In the book, Chili meets Weir not through Karen but through Weir's girlfriend, a rock musician who remembers Chili from when she worked in Miami.She introduces Chili to her boyfriend, who has to stop the conversation when Weir realizes Chili is trying to pitch Mr. Chili Palmer is a small time loan shark in Miami who once got into a beef with another gangster, Ray Barboni, who has held a grudge against him. Harry thinks he can use Michael’s name to get a big studio deal to make something better than schlock for a change , but he’s got a problem with a drug dealer name Bo Catlett who usually finances his movies to launder drug money. He can’t be completely part of the Mafia because he is Puerto Rican on his father’s side, but on his mother’s side he has uncles connected to a Brooklyn crew.

Its a 5 star movie and the book although following the plot does not quite measure up to the film interpretation. Here the book explores how crazy Hollywood can get, by taking an outsider and putting him right in the middle of it. After the questioning, Chili seeks the interests of Michael Weir, a top-tier Hollywood actor to play the lead in "Mr. For those familiar with Leonard, you know he specializes in unique approaches to crime and this one is right up his alley. Chili does not really enjoy having to show respect to those fully connected because he often saw them be and talk idiotic, but he is content with his permanent lower status with the mafia.A loan shark nicknamed for his temper in the old days but lately for his cool demeanor, Chili was raised in Brooklyn as an Italian, but due to some Puerto Rican blood, can never become a made guy like the upper level Italians in the organization. This story was a refreshing breath of fresh air in the sense that the writing and storytelling are so tremendous. Five of his novels – Live by Night, Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island and The Drop – have been adapted into films.

Get Shorty is a heck of a lot of fun and I’m glad that I decided to get it when I saw it on my local Waterstones shelf because it’s not often that they have anything by Leonard.He has left the payment in a locker at the Los Angeles airport but the Colombian sent to receive the money, Yayo, does not feel safe unlocking the locker with so many DEA agents nearby. One of the genius elements, of GET SHORTY, of course, is the author creating his work of fiction as if it were in real time even as the characters use their lives in real time to create a movie – or maybe movies – about their unfolding lives. The short story ‘Fire in the Hole’ and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Bo later meets Yayo at the limo garage and after Yayo threatens to tell the DEA who Bo is, Bo shoots him. This clutter – banal junk that Harry babbles on about, fictional movie scenes discussed, characters talking about or imagining alternate realities of what might have happened – made the book an uneven read for me.



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