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Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
« on: December 20, 2018, 04:08:28 am »
If you haven't already seen this it's worth watching.  :) Among other topics he discusses who is to play Jack Reacher in the TV series of his books.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC_f6JAPuUA

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 05:04:20 am »
    A Reacher TV series... oooo... I think that format would work amazingly well with the books.

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 05:08:01 am »
    A Reacher TV series... oooo... I think that format would work amazingly well with the books.

    He said he listened to his readers about who should play Reacher  :D

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 05:15:00 am »
    He said he listened to his readers about who should play Reacher  :D
    I saw that. He also kind of chided them for being petty about not liking Tom Cruise just because of his size. My mom even made a comment about it, lol! I thought he did a great job, but he's certainly too small (and too handsome!) to be Reacher from the book.

    I liked his idea about writing for entertainment. He's a servant to the readers, and the moment he isn't enjoying it, he'll stop. Too many people milk it for the money and you can tell.

    Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed the interview.

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 07:02:50 am »
    Lee Child should be ASHAMED of his latest "thriller," Past Tense. The geography is wildly inaccurate, but worse than that, the book is sort of boring until about page 300. Has he lost his touch?

    And he has certainly lost his touch if he thinks Tom Cruise's small frame is irrelevant to the man whom he has described in almost every one of his books as a "giant." Jack Reacher's hands are the size of baseball gloves! He can beat up three opponents -- six if they are less than formidable! Poor Tom Cruise is so unformidable that the movie makers have to substitute sound tracks BOOMS for Reacher's mighty blows.

    I guess every writer loses it after awhile. First there was John Irving. Then there was Steven King. Then Donna Leon. And now, alas, the once-greatest of them all, Lee Child. Bah humbug. -- NJ
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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 07:28:31 am »
    Lee Child should be ASHAMED of his latest "thriller," Past Tense. The geography is wildly inaccurate, but worse than that, the book is sort of boring until about page 300. Has he lost his touch?

    And he has certainly lost his touch if he thinks Tom Cruise's small frame is irrelevant to the man whom he has described in almost every one of his books as a "giant." Jack Reacher's hands are the size of baseball gloves! He can beat up three opponents -- six if they are less than formidable! Poor Tom Cruise is so unformidable that the movie makers have to substitute sound tracks BOOMS for Reacher's mighty blows.

    I guess every writer loses it after awhile. First there was John Irving. Then there was Steven King. Then Donna Leon. And now, alas, the once-greatest of them all, Lee Child. Bah humbug. -- NJ

    I think he was being kind/polite to Tom Cruise. :)

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 08:04:33 am »
    Good interview. Thanks. Maybe they can digitally de-age Liam Neeson to play Reacher. We have the technology.

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 08:25:52 am »
    Good interview. Thanks. Maybe they can digitally de-age Liam Neeson to play Reacher. We have the technology.

    Maybe they could find an unknown like Sean Connery in the first James Bond, as Lee Child suggested.

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #8 on: December 21, 2018, 03:15:31 am »
    Maybe they could find an unknown like Sean Connery in the first James Bond, as Lee Child suggested.

    Absolutely agree.

    It's about 30 years too late, but Clancy Brown would have been the perfect Reacher back in the day.

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #9 on: December 21, 2018, 04:49:02 am »
    Absolutely agree.

    It's about 30 years too late, but Clancy Brown would have been the perfect Reacher back in the day.


    Perhaps we should start a list of suggestions to send to Lee Child  ;D

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #10 on: December 21, 2018, 08:53:10 am »
    Perhaps we should start a list of suggestions to send to Lee Child  ;D
    Jason Momoa only because I wanna see more of him! :)

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 11:38:18 am »
    Jason Momoa only because I wanna see more of him! :)

    I must confess that I've never heard of him.

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 04:26:49 pm »
    I must confess that I've never heard of him.
    :o

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    Re: Lee Child talks to Stephen Sackur on Hard Talk
    « Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 11:46:38 pm »
    I like the way Lee Child says that it takes a certain amount of intellectual sophistication on the part of both reader and writer.  And his Jack Reacher moment when he pulled a drunken student out of a cab.  :D
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