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Monday, September 08, 2014

Story to Screenplay to Novel to Confusion

Next Friday the newest film based on one is Dennis Lehane's stories is being released. The film is titled, The Drop. The movie tie-in book is titled The Drop [F LEH], however, the original short story upon which the screenplay is based is "Animal Rescue." The story appears in Boston Noir [SC BOS], a collection of stories edited by Lehane. "Animal Rescue" was also written by Lehane. Other writers whose stories appear in Boston Noir are Stewart O'Nan, John Dufresne, Brendan Dubois, and Lynn Heitman. Lehane also wrote the screenplay for The Drop.

Confused? I'll bet! We've received the novelization based upon the movie based the short story and it is already checked out, so, you'll have to put your name on the holds list if you want to read it before you see the movie. Or, you can read the short story, because last I looked, Boston Noir was sitting on the shelf!

Here's the trailer to whet your appetite:

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