Re: RARA-AVIS: To Live and Die in L.A.

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 01 Oct 2001

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 wrote:

> I've always believed the main theme of the film is that Defoe's "bad guy"
> and Peterson's "good guy" were morally indistinguishable. Both are
> interesting and fascinating to watch, but neither is a hero except in the Sam
> Spade sense.

I understood as much, but in the end it seems like they had forgotten that Petersen might be as bad as Dafoe. This is what bugs me in the film.


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