Recognizing Elmore Leonard’s contributions to film

Last week, acclaimed novelist and screenplay writer Elmore Leonard died at age 87. Though perhaps not a household name, Leonard’s significant contributions to the film world should not be ignored. Leonard’s stories formed the backbone for a number of big movies and television shows, most notably the crime-comedy series Get Shorty and Be Cool.

You might recognize a number of the following movies and television shows, all of which were inspired by an Elmore Leonard work or directly written by Leonard himself. Consider watching one if you’re curious to see where his reputation comes from.

3:10 to Yuma (1957) – HU DVD 7654
3:10 to Yuma (2007) – HU DVD 7655
Get Shorty – HU DVD 5393
Jackie Brown – HU DVD 2988
Justified, Season 1 – HU DVD 6215
Out of Sight – HU DVD 4817

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