The Writer’s Bloc Tribute to Elmore Leonard was held in Santa Monica on Tuesday, January 21st. The event paid tribute to the late author and his unique body of work.
Leonard’s unforgettable characters and his way with dialogue, make his stories a joy to read. The adaptation of his short story “Fire in the Hole” for television has made “Justified” the best show on tv.
Graham Yost, the creator of Justified, read from the story that inspired the hit series. He explained that they try to do what they think Elmore would do. He believes that is what keeps the show great.
Peter Leonard, Elmore’s son, shared some personal stories about his Dad. He read three letters that his Dad had received over the years. One from a convict, one from a 12 year old girl and one from someone who hated his writing. The last one elicited lots of laughter from the crowd.
Timothy Olyphant speaks at A Tribute to Elmore Leonard
Set your DVR’s ladies! Timothy Olyphant will be a guest on Chelsea Lately on Thursday January 23 on the E Entertainment Network. Tim will be visiting with Chelsea Handler. The show airs at 11:00 PM Eastern and 10:00 PM Central time. If you miss it the first time around on Friday January 31st.
Olyphant will also be appearing on the Ellen Show on Monday January 27th. Tim’s visits with Ellen are always insightful and hilarious. Check your local listing for time and channel.
In other related Olyphant news Mary Steenburgen has been cast in a recurring role on Justified. She will be playing a Southern woman who was married to Wynn Duffy’s mentor in crime. Her first appearance will be in the 10th episode of season 5.
Timothy Olyphantrecently sat down with Rolling Stone Magazine to discuss racism, the modern west and replica Stetson hats. The interview covers a lot of interesting topics, including Olyphant’s thoughts on whether Raylan Givensis an anti-hero or just a hero hero. He also discusses guns, modern rural America and a advice on getting a woman.
It was also announced at the TCA Winter Press Tour that season 6 will be the final season of the FX Series Justified. The announcement was made by FX’s President of Progamming John Landgraf.
Landgraf lamented that FX would have liked to have had 7 seasons of Justified but series star and producer Timothy Olyphant and producer Graham Yost had made the decision to end the series after 6 seasons. Olyphant and Yost stated that they felt the story they had to tell would end in 6 seasons and if they continued for longer than that they feared they would be repeating themselves. Justified: Season 4 (Blu-Ray + UltraViolet)
This is sad news for fans of Justified. Perhaps Olyphant has grown weary of becoming a bit player in his own show. As the series has developed it seems the story is more about Boyd and Ava and the bad guy of the month. Not much room left for Marshal Givens, our hero.
Cast and crew will also be participating in a tribute to author Elmore Leonard on January 21 at the New Roads School in Santa Monica California.
Let us know in the comments what you think about Justified’s end. Is it too soon or is it time?
Leading man Timothy Olyphantlooked elegant as he walked the red carpet and posed for photos. Nick Searcy, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter, Erica Tazel, Jacob Pitts and Erica Tazel were also in attendance. They were joined by some of this season’s guest stars including Michael Rappaport, Amy Smart and Alicia Witt.
Get your quick draw ready! You can win a trip to L.A. to shoot guns with Timothy Olyphant’s alter ego Raylan Givens.
The lucky winner and a guest of their choice will fly to L.A. to meet Timothy Olyphant. They will get to shoot guns with Olyphant and visit the set of Justified.
The trip includes airfare and a hotel for two. Each entry costs 10.00. The proceeds benefit the Lory Titelman and Ruth Hershey Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to help students attend Westland School. It also helps Westland School to increase socio-economic diversity.
What at great experience for the lucky winner! A chance to see if you can outshoot Marshal Raylan Givens as well as meet some of the Justified cast.
To enter go to omaze.com and click on experiences. Timothy Olyphant will be at the top. Simply follow the instructions to win. Good luck!