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Book Title: Tómatelo con calma|
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The author of the book: Elmore Leonard
Edition: Ediciones B
Date of issue: February 2000
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The film 'Get Shorty' was a success on many fronts. It introduced a new style of hip gangster that revised the stereotype of the 'Godfather' series. It also helped relaunch the career of John Travolta. And it brought Elmore Leonard's impressive body of fiction to larger public attention.
In Hollywood, such a triumph usually spawns a sequel - a film that rehashes the great jokes and cool scenes of the first film, but with none of the panache that initially inspired audiences.
In the beginning of 'Be Cool', the sequel to the novel 'Get Shorty', readers are reminded that Chili Palmer - like his creator - scored a huge success with a gangster film (his was entitled 'Get Leo'). But the sequel, 'Get Lost', was a predictable dud.
Rather than follow that sordid story, however, Leonard takes Chili into a totally new direction. He places Chili on a murder investigation (in which he is a prime suspect) and then traces Chili's entry into the music business.
Meanwhile, Leonard reveals a whole new cast of fresh, funny, and flaky characters to populate Chili's world, characters like Elliot the gigantic, gay, Samoan bodyguard who lives to be on the stage.
Throughout, the voice of John Travolta rings in Chili's every speech (word has it that Travolta has already been cast to reprise the role) as Leonard pokes fun at the Hollywood apparatus and the task of a sequel writer.
'Be Cool' surpasses its original because it is so self-consciously a novel about sequels, about the sometimes cowardice that limits the creativity of the American film industry.
It is hard to imagine how Leonard could top the multilayered satire/crime novel/exposé. One only hopes for a sequel. Fans of 'Be Cool' might want to check out music from The Stone Coyotes, the band that served as Leonard's model in the book.
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Read information about the authorElmore John Leonard lived in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Memphis before settling in Detroit in 1935. After serving in the navy, he studied English literature at the University of Detroit where he entered a short story competition. His earliest published novels in the 1950s were westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.
Father of Peter Leonard.
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