Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Best Of: "$8,400 Per Carat"

Enjoy the Heist Man here, because he's in limbo, elsewhere. I believe his third story is about to be rejected for the second time.

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area back in the 90's and into this century, we had jewel couriers getting robbed left and right as they got out of their cars, or just before they entered buildings. It was done mostly by Colombian gangs, or at least that is what the papers speculated.

So I thought up a character who goes wherever the merchandise tempts and takes him. I was lazy with names at that point and a lightbulb went off over my head when a clip of Dustin Hoffman doing a certain Eugene O'Neill play, gave way to the name "Heist Man." Of course knowing my lack of theater knowledge and the fact that the TV was muted, it was probably him doing "Death of A Salesman."

At any rate, here is the Heist Man as he first appeared in "$8,400 Per Carat"

7 comments:

paulbrazill said...

very nice indeed. I'm not exactly sure why but this gives me Billy Wilder 'vibe'-as the young people used to say. more heist man?

Cormac Brown said...

Paul,

Thanks and he'll find a home, later than sooner. Right here if necessary.

Cormac Brown said...

Katie Schwartz said-

"What an awesome f'n yarn! I love it. I was sucked in from word one. Man, what a dame...."

Thank you my main mensch!

The Moviequill said...

Hey, it could have been Hustin Doffman...

Cormac Brown said...

Todd,

Or a huffing Dorf...or a Huffington Postman, who never rings at all, but delivers email.

paulbrazill said...

Or a Dustbinman called Hoffman...

Cormac Brown said...

Paul,

Or a dusty Beider Meinhof...all right, I offically give up on this.