A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
7/12/2002 The Road to Perdition is opened
July 12, 2002. This day saw the premiere of the movie based on Max Allan Collins' graphic novel The Road to Perdition. Tom Hanks plays a 1930s hitman whose wife and son are killed by his beloved boss's son. He goes on the road with his remaining son, who he wants to keep safe. But we know about the road paved with good intentions...
The movie was nominated for six Oscars and won for Best Cinematography (inspired by Richard Piers Rayner's graphic work).