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Get Shorty

Get Shorty
Author: Elmore Leonard
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061807389
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“A Hollywood hit….Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.” —Detroit News The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, “the coolest, hottest writer in America.” In the same league as the legendary great ones—John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain—the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) demonstrates his remarkable mastery with Get Shorty, one of the most adored of his forty-plus novels. The basis of the hit movie starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito, Get Shorty chronicles the over-the-top, sometimes violent Hollywood misadventures of a Florida mob loan shark who chases a deadbeat client all the way to Tinseltown and decides to stick around and make movies. Get Shorty’s shylock protagonist, Chili Palmer, is a truly inspired creation—as memorable as another unforgettable Leonard hero, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified—and readers will relish his moves and countermoves in this electrifying, funny, bullet train-paced winner from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!” (New York Times Book Review)
Get Shorty
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Elmore Leonard
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Zondervan
“A Hollywood hit….Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.” —Detroit News The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, “the coolest, hottest writer in America.” In the same league as the legendary great ones—John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain—the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) demonstrates his remarkable mastery with Get Shorty, one of the most adored of his forty-plus novels. The basis of the hit movie starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito, Get Shorty chronicles the over-the-top, sometimes violent Hollywood misadventures of a Florida mob loan shark who chases a deadbeat client all the way to Tinseltown and decides to stick around and make movies. Get Shorty’s shylock protagonist, Chili Palmer, is a truly inspired creation—as memorable as another unforgettable Leonard hero, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified—and readers will relish his moves and countermoves in this electrifying, funny, bullet train-paced winner from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!” (New York Times Book Review)
Selbstreferentialität im Film am Beispiel von
Language: de
Pages: 17
Authors: Zornitsa Boneva
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-28 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese wissenschaftliche Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema der Selbstreferentialität im Film. Die Arbeit hat das Ziel aufzuklären, was genau man unter Selbstreferentialität und Selbstreflexivität innerhalb eines Films bezeichnet und welche Dimensionen diesen Begriffen erreichen. Zu Beginn wird die Bedeutung der Begriffe Intertextualität und Intermedialität geklärt nicht nur auf den Bereich „Film“, aber auch bezüglich der Massenmedien im Allgemeinen. Bevor das Thema der Selbstreferentialität im Film berücksichtigt wird, wird die Relation des Mediums „Film“ zu den anderen Künsten dargestellt, wobei vor allem die Bezugnahme des Films auf der bildenden Kunst, der Literatur und dem Theater vorgestellt wird. Danach werden die Begriffe Selbstreferentialität und Selbstreflexivität im Film erläutert und die Differenz zwischen den beiden Begriffen geklärt. Im Anschluss werde ich auf die verschiedenen Felder der Selbstreferentialität und der Selbstreflexivität eingehen. Aufbauend auf diesen allgemeinen Angaben zur Selbstreferentialität und Selbstreflexivität im Film wird diese Arbeit noch durch Beispiele unterstützt. Als konkrete Beispiele für selbstreferentielle bzw. selbstreflexive Filme stelle ich zwei Filmen vor – „Get Shorty“ (Barry Sonnenfeld, USA 1995) und „Der Himmel von Hollywood“ (Sönke Wortmann, USA/NL/D 2001).
Get Shorty
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Elmore Leonard
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK
'A masterpiece' Martin Amis 'The coolest, hottest writer in America' Chicago Tribune A major Hollywood film starring John Travolta, GET SHORTY has also been adapted for TV with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano. Miami loan shark Chili Palmer is ice-cool, whether he's retrieving stolen property or collecting money for the mob. Chasing a bad debt leads him to the bright lights of Hollywood - and to a true story that would make a great movie. Soon he's pitching to Harry Zimm, a B-grade horror flick producer trying to make a comeback. As the lure of Tinseltown's dream-makers and gorgeous wannabe starlets becomes increasingly hard to resist, Chili gets caught up in murder,revenge and romance. Will his killer movie ever get made, or will it just get him killed . . . ? 'In Hollywood, home of movies, gorgeous women, players and fast operators - every move you make is a potential scene ... Nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue and scathing wit from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' Time Magazine 'One of the most hilarious and cynical Hollywood revenge novels ever written' Playboy 'Extremely funny, bursting with sustained passages of black comedy . . . a major American novel' Guardian
Get Shorty
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Scott Frank, Elmore Leonard
Categories: Film adaptations
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:
Published to coincide with the release of the film Get Shorty, adapted from the Elmore Leonard novel and starring John Travolta, this book contains Scott Frank's script. Travolta plays a small-time loan shark who inadvertently gets involved in the Hollywood film business.
Get Shorty
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Scott Frank, Elmore Leonard
Categories: Film adaptations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:
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New York Magazine
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Scott Frank, Elmore Leonard
Categories: Film adaptations
Type: MAGAZINE - Published: 1995-10-23 - Publisher:
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Elmore Leonard Classic 3-Book Collection
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Elmore Leonard
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins
New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard has written over forty books, including four about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the captivating hero of the hit FX series Justified. Now three of Leonard’s best novels—Get Shorty, Tishomingo Blues, and Killshot—are together in one classic ebook collection.
Get Shorty
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: Elmore Leonard
Categories: Gangsters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01 - Publisher: Longman
In Miami, Chili Palmer was a gangster, but now he's in Hollywood, helping his friend Harry Zimm to make a film. However, the movie business is as dangerous as Chili's old business and a new enemy soon wants him out of the way.
Politics, Desire, and the Hollywood Novel
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Chip Rhodes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-01 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press
The story of what happens when a serious writer goes to Hollywood has become a cliché: the writer is paid well but underappreciated, treated like a factory worker, and forced to write bad, formulaic movies. Most fail, become cynical, drink to excess, and at some point write a bitter novel that attacks the film industry in the name of high art. Like many too familiar stories, this one neither holds up to the facts nor helps us understand Hollywood novels. Instead, Chip Rhodes argues, these novels tell us a great deal about the ways that Hollywood has shaped both the American political landscape and American definitions of romance and desire. Rhodes considers how novels about the film industry changed between the studio era of the 1930s and 1940s and the era of deregulated film making that has existed since the 1960s. He asserts that Americans are now driven by cultural, rather than class, differences and that our mainstream notion of love has gone from repressed desire to “abnormal desire” to, finally, strictly business. Politics, Desire, and the Hollywood Novel pays close attention to six authors—Nathanael West, Raymond Chandler, Budd Schulberg, Joan Didion, Bruce Wagner, and Elmore Leonard—who have toiled in
New York Magazine
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Chip Rhodes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: MAGAZINE - Published: 1995-11-20 - Publisher:
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.