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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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From: babyiwasshot Date: December 3rd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: hop aboard the z-train

OH, and Fargo and No Country, like many of the best Coen films, owe greater debts to (a) the tongue-in-cheek HORROR/COMEDY movies of Sam Raimi and (b) the noir fiction of Chandler and Hammett. In fact, Joel began his career in hollywood as an editor for Raimi; further, their film Miller's Crossing was modeled after Dashiell Hammett's The GLass Key. Shit, The Big Lebowski, in fact, is modeled after Chandler (as is Polanski's Chinatown), and the two auteurs confirm as much in interviews conducted subsequent to that film's release.


PS: Not tryin' to be a dick; I get passionate--not "shitty," though it often reads as such--about my opinion when it comes to film. Plus you professors have us students under your thumbs when it comes to literature; in class, you guys are always exposing our naievete regarding fiction. So, when the discourse switches to film, we students are accorded an opportunity to "get even."
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