Re: RARA-AVIS: Coup de Torchon

Etienne Borgers (
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 23:33:55 -0800 (PST)

If you red 'pop 1280' and liked it, do not go to see this movie.

Even if close to the plot, something is missing when compared to the original novel ( a dimension...) If you do not know the novel, you may enjoy the film for what is is.

I personally consider this novel as Thompson's masterpiece, and its bitter irony, allied to pure cynicism, should not be confused with comedy. It's certainly the greatest Noir novel of the sixties and even of the 20 years that follows. A milestone of the American HB/Noir novel history.

The French film, even if good, does not flight that high!

E.Borgers Hard-boiled Mysteries

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