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'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard
'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard

No one brought more panache to wised-up crime, crime with a wicked sense of humor, than the late Elmore Leonard. As the author of close to 50 novels, Leonard's star has never been brighter, including the publication this week of a collection of four 1970s novels by the prestigious Library of America. With their snappy plotting and peerless dialogue, Leonard's books have been turned into dozens of films, the best of which include such favorites as "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty" and "Jackie Brown" (based on the novel "Rum Punch"). "Life of Crime," written and directed by Daniel Schechter, is the latest top-drawer entertainment...

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