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David Handler
Edgar Award-winning author of the Stewart Hoag and Berger & Mitry mystery novels. Recovering journalist and sitcom writer. Refugee from Los Angeles.
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David Handler 23h
Thank you, BookBub!
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David Handler 23h
Replying to @joesview
Me, too! Greatest closing credits ever!
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David Handler 24h
Replying to @joesview
"If..." remains one of the most important movies of my formative years. I interviewed Malcolm McDowell once, who made several films for him, and he loved him. Was also terribly disappointed that he couldn't develop any similar closeness with Kubrick on "A Clockwork Orange."
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David Handler 24h
Replying to @joesview @BookBub
I'm a fellow fan. She was a great lady who SAVED lower Manhattan, including Chinatown and Little Italy, from Robert Moses. A New York City hero. And that book remains a vital treatise on how to keep cities alive and flourishing.
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David Handler 24h
Replying to @TheDarkPages
I used to love that show. Everyone seemed so sophisticated. Especially Kitty, aka Mrs. Moss Hart. I longed to move to New York City one day myself and become a Broadway critic. And I did! By then it was the grunge '70s and the streets smelled of urine but I didn't care.
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David Handler Apr 16
I've decided that TCM should launch a chain of drive-in movie theaters. What could be a more authentic homage to the vintage Hollywood experience than seeing "The Blob" in a drive-in the way it was originally meant to be seen?
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David Handler Apr 14
I saw The Day of the Locust when it first came out and it was a tremendous flop. Absolutely beautiful adaptation of one of my favorite novels. Some terrific performances. Donald Sutherland and Billy Barty come to mind. But William Atherton couldn't carry it. He just wandered.
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David Handler Apr 14
I’m not sure whether it’s shame or the realization that she has destroyed her career. A real shame. Loved her in Sports Night.
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David Handler Apr 13
Replying to @selfstyledsiren
He was a great actor. Hugely underappreciated. Slayed in Paths of Glory.
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David Handler Apr 12
Replying to @sheilakathleen
Different era: My mom was on a PTA committee with Mrs. Burt Lancaster. On Parent-Teacher night she called out to my mom across the playground, "Oh, Ruth? I'd like you to meet my husband, Burt." And there he was, nine feet tall, just another parent. My folks never forgot it.
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David Handler Apr 12
Replying to @sheilakathleen
He was one class ahead of me at Emerson Junior High in West L.A. and was a perfectly nice, normal kid. A regular guy. Ate at the lunch bench next to me. Movie stars sent their kids to public schools in those days because they didn't want them getting big heads. Different era.
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David Handler Apr 11
Replying to @selfstyledsiren
That could easily be said of everything he's ever written. He's a no-talent fraud and always has been. I can't believe he's still able to garner serious attention.
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David Handler Apr 11
Replying to @DanaSchwartzzz
If that's the case then that would make this his best book ever. I'm imagining something much, much worse. You're talking about the avatar of non-talent here. A once in a generation fraud.
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David Handler Apr 11
Replying to @MorganJerkins
Ray Bradbury
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David Handler Apr 11
Replying to @oldhollywood21
Based on a short story by a young writer named Elmore Leonard.
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David Handler Apr 10
I always thought a slam dunk. Your publicist sets it up with your favorite designer. You get a free wardrobe for the entire tour. Just make sure that whoever interviews you when you appear on TV says, "Can I just say I LOVE that jacket you're wearing? Who designed it?"
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David Handler Apr 10
I was about to answer yes until I realized that it was something I made up in a nasty novel about the state of modern publishing that I wrote in 1991. There was a bidding war for the author’s wardrobe rights to all TV appearances on her tour. I think Calvin won.
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David Handler Apr 9
Replying to @sheilakathleen
He gave a brilliant performance opposite Robert Ryan in the great “On Dangerous Ground.” His best. How different it must have been working with Nick Ray instead of John Ford. It shows. He’s so much more natural.
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David Handler Apr 9
Replying to @quinncy
I think that’s spring cleanse season. Not to worry.
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David Handler Apr 8
An epic urban tragedy.
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