This World, Then the Fireworks Script

Script by:Larry Gross (Screenplay), Jim Thompson (Story)
Directed by:Michael Oblowitz

Plot:Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an incestuous affair. Being short of money, he seduces a woman cop in order to sell her house.

The Getaway Script

Script by:Walter Hill (Screenplay), Jim Thompson (Novel)
Directed by:Sam Peckinpah

Plot:A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

The Grifters Script

Script by:Jim Thompson (Novel), Donald E. Westlake (Screenplay)
Directed by:Stephen Frears

Plot:A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.

The Killer Inside Me Script

Script by:John Curran (Screenplay), Jim Thompson (Novel), Michael Winterbottom (Writer)
Directed by:Michael Winterbottom

Plot:Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his "sickness": He is a brilliant, but disturbed sociopathic sadist.

Paths of Glory Script

Script by:Humphrey Cobb (Novel), Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay), Calder Willingham (Screenplay), Jim Thompson (Screenplay)
Directed by:Stanley Kubrick

Plot:A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.