Saturday, January 21, 2006

Touching snuff mystery

Finished Terrill Lankford's Shooters earlier today. A gripping noir thriller, taut and tight, and also touching. Lankford's "hero", fashion photographer Nick Gardner, is not a sympathetic character and Lankford emulates his voice in the narration quite well. The mystery surrounds the death of a porn actress, whom Gardner fucked in a cocaine rush. The killing appears to be filmed...

Lankford gives a very authentic-looking picture of the Hollywood porn industry - and it's a lot better than you'd imagine! Gardner says in one point that the porn hustlers are more honest than most of the Hollywood people. He goes on to say that if there are snuff or kiddie porn films, the porn industry is the first one to report it, because it really hurts the sales.

My only quibble is that at some points the explanations seem a bit rushed and are passed by quite fast.

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