Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Matt Helm: The Movies and the Novels

Teleport City In-Flight Reading: "
FROM DONALD TO DEAN
Secret Agent Matt Helm in Print and On Screen"

Via Jaime Weinman's blog, here's a link to an interesting comparison of the Matt Helm movies with Dean Martin to the books by Donald Hamilton. Most people who like the books as much as I do aren't extremely fond of the movies. This is a long, interesting look at both.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Thanks for providing the link to such a great discussion of the Matt Helm books and movies. I don't know anyone who likes those goofy movies that had little or nothing to do with the books--except for the titles. The books were a revelation to a teenage kid in the 1960s.

    George Kelley

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous3:43 PM

    As George said, thanks for providing the link. I just might start rereading. Death of a Citizen and the next two or three were about the first books I bought after getting married and going back to college in '63. Believe I only saw one of the movies; the one wherein something in the saucer cooks the bad guy (I think).

    David H. Doerrer

    ReplyDelete