Tuesday, September 04, 2012

James R. Benn's "Death's Door," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Death's Door by James R. Benn.

The entry begins:
When I was writing the first book in the Billy Boyle series—titled Billy Boyle, appropriately enough—the film Good Will Hunting had recently come out. Matt Damon then was not yet a superstar, but I was struck by the intensity of his character and the energy with which he infused the role. The working class Boston accent was perfect as well.

The “How do ya like them apples?” scene sealed the deal for me. From that point on, Matt Damon, circa 1997, became Billy Boyle. Smart, loyal to his friends, and a bit out of step with the rest of the world.

Billy Boyle’s sidekick is Lieutenant Piotr Augustus Kazimierz of the Polish Army in Exile, otherwise known as Kaz. Kaz is an intellectual with an affinity for his Webley service revolver. From the first, I imagined the English actor Leslie...[read on]
Learn more about the Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Series at James R. Benn's website.

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My Book, The Movie: Death's Door.

--Marshal Zeringue