've just given up on The Drowning Pool,
the second of two movies that starred Paul Newman as Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer but with his name changed to Lew Harper. I just couldn't take those crappy Southern accents. Or maybe the accents were too good – too studied, that is, to be anything but a distraction.
In any case, the movie is safely back in the store. Now I think I'll sample Macdonald firsthand, through The Moving Target
, the first Archer novel and the basis of Harper
, the first Newman/Macdonald movie.
Have you ever given up on a movie
because an accent drove you nuts? If not, what similarly little things will put you off a movie or a book?
© Peter Rozovsky 2008
Labels: Lew Archer, movies, Paul Newman, Ross Macdonald, things that drive me nuts