March 18, 2016

CRANK UP THE VCR

Michael Connelly on the 'Hyper Accuracy' of 'Bosch' Season 2, and Earning Cable-Like Ratings on Amazon (Ben Travers, March 17, 2016, Indiewire)

MC: You know, I really can't think of anything. It's weird, I had an experience 15 years ago -- Clint Eastwood made a movie out of one of my books ["Blood Work"] and he changed the ending and he changed the bad guy and I was upset about that. Now I make this show, and I totally get why you do it. Because I'm all in favor [of change] -- again, as long as we're loyal to the character. People like the Bosch books because they like Harry Bosch, not because the plots are fantastic. It's about Harry Bosch, so as long as we keep that, I don't really care where we go.

And from the standpoint of being a writer, I like reinvention. When I am so intensely involved with writing my books I don't like to reread them. I feel like that story is done. So what's kept me involved and excited about this show is that we're rethinking how to tell these stories. Some of it is required because we're advancing him 20 years, but for the most part, it's really about how we separate the point of view.


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