RARA-AVIS: hard-boiled movies, animation

From: William Hagen ( billha47@hotmail.com)
Date: 22 Jan 2002

Couple of responses to recent posts:

"Fight Club" struck a resonant chord, particularly with young males. According to market studies, wrestling shows with their narrative
"pop" (for the big-slam surprise) are tops with teen males, possibly as sublimation for raging against the machine.

Do hard-boiled novels appeal to young readers better if they have the "pop," the big explosion or shoot-out--which is where many films have gone? Is the genre "flowing" that way? Lehane, Ellroy, and Pelecanos certainly have their share of big bangs.

On animated hard-boiled, would any of the 1970s Heavy Metal stories or related publications fit? Were any of the cartoon series HB that appeared in crime pulps between the wars?

Bill Hagen

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