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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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Great Brown South
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From: babyiwasshot Date: December 4th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: hop aboard the z-train

PS: Hammett and Chandler are hardboiled writers, too. They're thinking of thompson, cain, chandler, hammett and ANY OTHER writer of that ilk when they're making ANY of their noir films; it's a genre that appeals to them, but they nevertheless allow elements of other genres that they love (e.g. absurd comedy à la Duck Soup, and yes, westerns as well) to seep in. It's a big amalgamation of genre, just as Tarantino's flicks are. Ultimately, then, all of their films are practically ABOUT generic form, moreso than any "bigger" themes that transcend commentary on form/art/medium itself.
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