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RIP Sol Yurick
January 9, 2013 11:59 AM   Subscribe

Sol Yurick, author of the book that was the basis for Metafilter favorite film The Warriors, has died at 87.
posted by rhiannonstone (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
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Warriors, come out to play-ee-yay...
posted by nushustu at 12:06 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


"I guess the only thing we can do is play you a song."

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posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:11 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


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posted by brundlefly at 12:14 PM on January 9, 2013


I see no love for his seminal 1980s novel of cold war paranoia and phreaking, "Richard A", in any of the obituaries, and that makes me Sad. "Richard A" was a big influence on me ...
posted by cstross at 12:17 PM on January 9, 2013


We shall pour out 40s, then clink them together in his memory.
posted by troika at 12:25 PM on January 9, 2013


I can not dig it.
posted by COBRA! at 12:36 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


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Wasn't it based on the Greek 'Anabasis'? The movie was awesome, presenting the kind of hyper-neon stylized world its easy to get lost in. It also provides the perfect videogame plot: Get from Point A to Point B without getting killed.

The actual videogame expanded the plot a bit and is, IMHO, the best modern beat em up and my favorite Rockstar game.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 1:23 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Has anybody read Yurick's version here? I heard it was very different from the movie, except for the structure based on Anabasis. The Warriors seems to be more influenced by Walter Hill's style than the source material.

Enough digression. I, too, do not dig this.

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posted by jonp72 at 1:27 PM on January 9, 2013


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posted by Renoroc at 1:33 PM on January 9, 2013


The Warriors is on Netflix streaming, BTW.

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posted by misskaz at 2:16 PM on January 9, 2013


Ah, Dedalus, the Greeks. I must teach you. You must read them in the original. Θάλαττα! θάλαττα! She is our great sweet mother. Come and look.

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posted by Kinbote at 3:15 PM on January 9, 2013


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posted by mwhybark at 4:39 PM on January 9, 2013


Alas poor Yurick.

/it had to be said.
posted by surplus at 5:33 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


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posted by gudrun at 7:48 PM on January 9, 2013


I had no idea there was a book that the film was based on.

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posted by Mezentian at 7:50 PM on January 9, 2013


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