Ed Driscoll

When Murphy's Law Runs Roughshod

Years ago, I read a library copy of The Devil’s Candy, the 1991 book by Julie Salamon about the making of the movie version of Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire Of The Vanities, in which Murphy’s Law ran roughshod, beginning with the two most important elements of the movie: casting and writing. Of the former, John Frankenheimer once said,