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Tony Williams writes:
"There are some really brilliant screenplays around which can be defined
in the new definition of Literature (see "What is Literature?" PMLA, May
1994) such as Bertolucci's hithertoo unproduced version of Hammett's RED
HARVEST. Others are just mechnaical set directions. Anyway, this does
stimulate what should be an interesting discussion. I know of no workson
this topic. So just thought I'd start the ball rolling here."
 
The Bertolucci would be *quite* interesting, considering that RED HARVEST
inspired YOJIMBO, which in turn inspired A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.  I believe
that there was also a tv version of the original Hammett story.
 
--Don Larsson, Mankato State U., MN