RE: RARA-AVIS: A batch o' Gold Medals

From: Martha Fischer (
Date: 24 Apr 2000

there's a short, absolutely hysterical essay by libby gelman-waxner on film noir ("Libby Noir"), partly by way of this film, in ROGER EBERT'S BOOK OF FILM. definitely worth a look, if you're not overly sensitive about your noir.

martha <mailto:>

> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Etienne Borgers
> I totally support Doug's opinion!!
> The book by Charles Williams was issued in 1955. One
> of his bests!
> Was much later adapted to film as THE HOT SPOT (1990)
> directed by Dennis Hopper; a little bit too "shiny" as
> a film with a too heavily "obviously bad" set of
> characters...
> Not on par with the book. Not a turkey but missed the
> point IMO.

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