Pop. 1280. . .1279. . .1278. . . .


Over the weekend, I attended a special screening of Coup de Torchon, a French film adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel Pop. 1280.


I’d never seen this film and did not know it existed. Having seen it now, I’m very very glad I made the effort. I won’t bore you with my thoughts except to suggest that if you’re a Thompson fan, or a film fan, or if you have a couple free hours, you might like to check it out.


When you’re done with that, go look at Savage Art, Robert Polito’s terrific biography of Thompson himself. It’s nothing short of fascavaginating.


One response to “Pop. 1280. . .1279. . .1278. . . .

  1. Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the recommend. I just ordered “Savage Art.”

    Have you read the James Dickey bio penned by his son, Christopher – “Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son?”

    More cautionary tales….


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