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Now Showing

Written by Ron Elliott


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For the price of two movie tickets, Ron Elliott’s criminally good mini novels bring cinema’s best known genres to the page. Celebrate the celluloid as you read your way into a noir movie, romantic farce, comedy heist, thriller and classic Aussie road movie.

Brimming with cinematic references, Now Showing is best consumed with a tub of hot popcorn.

Now Showing is quick, punchy and pulls you from page to page like a series of explosions.’ Readings Monthly

‘This is a fun, readable collection, recommended for film-buffs and crime readers alike. [Four stars out of five]’ Books+Publishing

‘With the whip-crack tenacity of a Raymond Chandler novel, we are pushed right into the heart of the action and emerge breathless and bloodied. Hop into the driver’s seat alongside a cast of drifters, psychotics and hapless losers.’
Reg Cribb, playwright, screenwriter, actor

‘After the fashion of the best crime novelists, screenwriter Elliott adopts a plain, quietly witty style with lots of dialogue, establishing his characters with expert brushstrokes and making the action gallop along.’ Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Canberra Times

‘… recline, grab the popcorn and let his collection of offbeat characters take you on an enjoyable cinematic ride.’ The West Australian

‘… the variety of tone, from straight thriller to noir to comedy, ensures a broad interest for readers.’ Scoop Magazine

‘These are long short stories, verging on novellas, all compelling, all with punchy dialogue … all with twists and turns and the pace of cinematic thrillers.’ Daily Telegraph

ISBN 9781922089243 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories Crime & Mystery
Short Stories & Anthologies
Book Club Reads
Pages 364
Publication Year 2013
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Ron elliott

    Ron Elliott

    Ron Elliott is a scriptwriter, director and academic. His directorial credits include a feature film, Justice, and episodes of ABC programs such as Dancing Daze, Relative Merits and Studio 86. Ron has written for Home and Away, Minty, Wild Kat, Ship to Shore and many more children’s television series. In 2001 he wrote the AFI nominated telemovie Southern Cross. Ron also lectured in Film and Television at Curtin University. Read more