The Art of Crime Fiction #11

The Asphalt Jungle
(by W.R. Burnett)
(Alfred Knopf; 1949)


SomeNYGuy said...

Nice, chilling graphic. How does the novel compare with the film?

Vanwall said...

The film had to tone down some of slightly more explicit references of the book, and the dialog is truncated somewhat, but it is essentially right out of the book. The robbery itself is actually improved somewhat on the book's rather anticlimactic version, and some of the names were slightly changed, don't know why. All in all, an excellent adaptation, well cast.

H. P. L. said...

great cover!!!