Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TCM Guest Programmer March 2017: Michael Connelly

I have to admit to not being much of a reader of crime fiction -- well, actually, I don't read too much fiction of any kind these days. So I don't know anything about the works of crime writer Michael Connelly, who is to be the Guest Programmer on TCM tonight. Connelly writes about fictional LAPD detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, and has picked four movies from the 1970s that influenced him as a young man seeing those pictures back in the day:

Klute at 8:00 PM, in which call-girl Jane Fonda finds herself in danger as part of a high-profile murder;
The French Connection at 10:00 PM, with NYPD detectives Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider trying to break up a narcotics deal;
Night Moves at midnight, with Gene Hackman showing up again, this time following a young nymphet from Los Angeles to the Florida Keys as part of a case; and
Shaft at 2:15 AM, in which Richard Roundtree plays the black private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks.

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