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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on John Frankenheimer Noir '52 Pickup,' Written by Elmore Leonard

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood October 25, 2013 at 11:44AM

Olson on Noir! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing John Frankenheimer's "52 Pickup," starring Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret. The late Elmore Leonard penned the screenplay, adapted from his own novel.
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Roy Scheider in "52 Pickup"
Roy Scheider in "52 Pickup"

Olson on Noir! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing John Frankenheimer's "52 Pickup," starring Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret. The late Elmore Leonard penned the screenplay, adapted from his own novel.

This was a bright spot in a fallow period for Frankenheimer after disasters like PROPHECY. The magic charms of Leonard kicked in big time with his script, part of his lucrative evolution from westerns to suspense and crime films.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.