A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.
Samuel L. Jackson,
An LA homicide investigator moves and starts a murder investigation after a woman's hand etc. are found at a dump. Could it be a Jennifer (victims of a serial killer are called Jennifer).? It leads him to a witness, a cute, blind woman.
Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying ... See full summary »
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Raymond De Felitta
Byron Tiller, happily married with a young child, is a writer whose last novel has ended up in the remainder bins. Down on his luck and struggling to make ends meet, he keeps bashing away, refusing to admit that perhaps he is not that good. One day, at wit's end and feeling sorry for himself, he meets someone who has actually read his book: a rather elegant looking Englishman who introduces himself as Luther Fox. Luther runs an escort agency Elysian Fields, which provides extremely wealthy women with attractive, intelligent dates. Desperate for any job- and Luther guarantees good pay and convinces him that it can be only temporary -Byron reluctantly agrees, keeping the whole thing hidden from his wife. He soon finds himself face-to-face with an extremely attractive woman, whose aging husband is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grappling with a novel that may be his last. Before long, Byron finds himself immersed in a world that he finds almost impossible to believe and even harder to...Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The credit card that Luther Fox uses, to pay for taking Jennifer Adler out, was Director George Hickenlooper's own debit card. You can read his name on-screen (he has since cancelled the card). See more »
At the book signing near the end of the film, Byron signs the name "Georgette" in the book for the woman named Yasmine. The next woman in line reveals her name to be Georgette. See more »
My wife thinks it's wonderful. But she's my wife and and you can never trust a value system where true love is involved.
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The end of the credits caries a dedication to Suzie: "For my darling Suzie". See more »
A revelation of a service not often talked about for women. A glimpse at a different and dark side of the human condition.
"The Man From Elysian Fields" is a terrific move which captures a different glimpse into the dark side of the human condition.
This show can be summed up by the old adage, desperate people do desperate things.
Mick Jagger, "Luther Fox", does an excellent job of acting as the head of the male escort service, Elysian Fields. He finds a desperate want to be writer, Andy Garcia,who needs money to keep chasing his dream of becoming a novelist. Offered the chance of making money as an escort, Garcia, at first turns down the offer. However, Jagger, knowing Garcia's weakness, has arranged for him to escort the wife of a very famous novelist played by James Coburn. Garcia basically sells his soul to the devil and the storyline shows how the dark side of human nature takes over only to leave everyone empty.
I read when this picture was in production that Jagger had an idea for a script change and asked for a scene to be rewritten. All agreed that this scene was what helped push the move to success. His character was originally set to commit suicide as I understand it. Jagger suggested a scene in a restaurant where he allows his emotions to get the best of him, he has a moment of vulnerability with his old client of many years. He risks himself with her and is laughed at by her. His character in effect created emotional suicide. It was one brilliant scene.
Dark, foreboding and yes, very entertaining movie. A side of life that no one talks about.
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