Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Forgotten Movies: THE MUSIC OF CHANCE




I have probably mentioned this on here before but every time you think you know Paul Auster, he turns around and writes a book like this. And then someone turns around and makes a great movie of it. Truly one of the best book to screenplays ever.

Two guys( Spader and Patinkin) are on the road and think they can handle some big-stake gambling. They are very wrong and end up facing a brick wall.Walsh, Durning and Grey play the bad guys, and very bad guys indeed. Philip Haas directs. Can't be more noir than this one.

6 comments:

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

I'm a fan of Auster but have never seen this one, though I realised right away it was based on his early play "Laurel and Hardy Go to Heaven" - thanks Patti, really need to find a copy now.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, this is one I haven't seen either. Thanks for reminding me of it.

Anonymous said...

Not only haven't I seen it but I've never heard of it before.

Must admit I'm not a huge Auster fan but the movie sounds a lot more interesting than the book.


Jeff M.

George said...

Like Sergio, I'm going to have to find a copy of THE MUSIC OF CHANCE and watch it. Thanks for the recommendation!

Yvette said...

Not my cup of tea, although I have read a couple of Auster books and liked them. Even though, admittedly, I mostly didn't know what they were really about. :)

Ron Scheer said...

Thanks for the heads up. Great cast. Gotta look for this one.