Monday, May 15, 2017

Powers Boothe: 1948-2017

The Big Sleep (1946) is my favorite Philip Marlowe movie, followed closely by The Long Goodbye (1973) and Murder My Sweet (1944), and a lot of fine actors have essayed the role — Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Elliott Gould, Dick Powell, James Garner, James Caan — but my favorite Marlowe performance, the one closest to the books for my money, was by Powers Boothe in a little-seen HBO series from the mid-1980s.

In honor of Boothe, who passed away yesterday at age 68, we here at the Monkey present an episode from that series, "The King In Yellow," based on a Raymond Chandler short story.


mister muleboy said...

his turn as Curley Bill in Tombstone was special: evil mother that you couldn't help but

like is wrong

be charmed by . . . ?

mister muleboy said...

hard to turn away when he was onscreen

Uncle Tom said...

first time I saw him was in the HBO series you reference - thought it was great