Tuesday, March 29, 2011

FX's Crime Drama Justified Hits The Mark

I've long been a fan of crime writer Elmore Leonard and I'm also a fan of Justified, the television program based on one of Leonard's characters, U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens.

I recently reread Riding the Rap, a Leonard crime novel that features Raylan Givens, and I saw how well actor Timothy Olyphant is portraying the Givens character.

Elmore Leonard is fond of Olyphant and the TV program as well (Leonard appears in the above photo with Olyphant).

TVGuide.com published an interesting piece on Justified and offered the below: 

It's clear to the nearly four million Oly-fans who tune in to FX's adaptation of crime-novel mastermind Elmore Leonard's work each week that everybody involved is having a blast. "Elmore doesn't know how to write anything that's not cool," Olyphant raves of the Get Shorty/Be Cool/Out of Sight author. "When it really cooks, it's just a great job."

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:


You can also read my online column on Elmore Leonard via the below link:


1 comment:

  1. Elmore Leonard—my favorite author—a master at dialog.