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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 19 Feb 1999 08:29:33 -0600
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Yesterday, I wrote:

> Krin Gabbard requests:
> > I'm writing about people who collect sound recordings, especially jazz records.
> > I know of three very different films in which important characters collect
> > records:
> >
> >      Young Man With a Horn
> >      Diner
> >      Zebrahead
> If you don't mind a documentary, be sure to include CRUMB.
> Gene Hackman's Harry Caul in THE CONVERSATION has jazz records that he
> plays along with--whether that qualifies him as a "collector," I'm not
> sure.
> The young Frenchman in ROUND MIDNIGHT is a collector and jazz fanatic
> when he finds Dexter Gordon's character.
> I seem to recall that the police officer in Fuller's NAKED KISS is
> something of a jazz buff, as is Mike Hammer in KISS ME DEADLY.
> You might also check Eastwood's disc jockey in PLAY MISTY FOR ME, De
> Niro's saxophonist in NEW YORK, NEW YORK, as well as various biopics,
> such as BIRD.

Now that I think about it, you could have a whole section on Eastwood
alone.  He not only directed PLAY MISTY and BIRD but produced ROUND
MIDNIGHT TOO.  Also, his thief in ABUSE OF POWER steals to finance his
record habit.

Don Larsson

Donald Larsson
Minnesota State U, Mankato
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