Re: RARA-AVIS: King Suckerman, again

From: Mark Sullivan ( AnonymeInc@WEBTV.NET)
Date: 03 Feb 2000

BobT wrote:

"But most contemporary writers who set stories in the past seem to feel obliged to justify their research by loading on the details. What they don't often capture is the attitude of the times."

I seem to remember an interview with Robert Towne in which he speaks to this issue in relation to Chinatown. He said they all tried to get the period details correct, but to never call attention to them, to have Gittes move through his world with the taken-for-grantedness everyone has for their own time.


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