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Public Enemies, again and again! 
13th-Jul-2010 08:43 pm
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I'm loving that Public Enemies is now playing on HBO, one year after the theatrical premiere. Last summer was somewhat defined by this film, and now I just love having it on in the background of whatever else is going on in my life. And I love that it's FULL SCREEN on cable!

Next week will mark the 76th anniversary of Dillinger's death, and I hope by the time we reach that milestone, I'll have finished the very first PE fic I ever started . . . sometimes a deadline is the only thing that works with me!

The other day I mentioned to Charlie how troubled I was as a kid when I read about Dillinger's death. I remember reading and thinking that he would continue to escape and escape and escape. The thought that he had finally been trapped and killed just floored me. I wish I still had the books that fascinated me then so I could relive what had turned him into such a hero for me. For once it wasn't a movie, because until Depp's performance, I never felt like anybody truly captured Dillinger . . . and as much as I love Johnny's Johnnie, maybe the ultimate portrayal is yet to come.

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14th-Jul-2010 03:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, I still love "Public Enemies," no doubt about it. And I love the fic you write about it, so I hope you do finish it soon...

Funny how we always saw Dillinger as a hero -- isn't it? I remember a book, and I'm sorry we don't still have it. (I wonder what it WAS, exactly?)

And as good as Depp is, you can never tell. There could be another Dillinger yet to come who is even better!

I think PE is now just a part of SUMMER in my mind. (smile)
14th-Jul-2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Whee! Great to hear that our favorite movie is playing over and over on HBO. Maybe it'll get some new fans. ;)

I'll be looking forward to that fic of yours! Nice to see people posting on guns_fedoras, especially this month. :)

Yep, 76 years! That's a heckuva lotta years.

I never felt right about how Dillinger died, either. As a kid, it sounded to me like an ambush (and it was!). I consider it more of an execution now.
15th-Jul-2010 01:04 am (UTC)
YAY for PE fanfic!!
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