Category: Charles Rzepka

Will ‘Life of Crime’ capture Elmore Leonard’s distinctive style?

August 25th, 2014 in 2014, Charles Rzepka, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Charles Rzepka, College of Arts & Sciences

Like his indelible characters, Elmore Leonard was one cool dude when describing his philosophy on movies and TV series adapted from his writing…

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“They’ll write their own dialogue thinking that they’re remaining true to the book.”

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Circumference Everywhere: Considering Elmore Leonard’s Legacy

September 12th, 2013 in 2013, Charles Rzepka, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Charles Rzepka, College of Arts & Sciences

Among the many tributes following the death of crime writer Elmore Leonard on August 20th, perhaps the most moving was written by his friend Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News…

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Elmore Leonard’s creation is a complex hero for the modern world

January 16th, 2012 in 2012, Charles Rzepka, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kansas City Star, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Charles Rzepka, College of Arts & Sciences

Staring down a no-good, gun-toting heir to a marijuana empire in rural Kentucky who’s just thrown a dead rat at his car, Raylan Givens stands unfazed…

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Raylan Givens is a complex hero for the modern world

January 15th, 2012 in 2012, Charles Rzepka, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Uncategorized 0 comments

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Charles Rzepka, College of Arts & Sciences

Staring down a no-good, gun-toting heir to a marijuana empire in rural Kentucky who’s just thrown a dead rat at his car, Raylan Givens stands unfazed…

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