Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ellroy versus Cave. Split decision goes to Cave

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 04 Feb 2002

Kevin wrote:

"In fact, given the often dour temperament of his songs, and his jagged blend of fragile hope and crippling despair, it's a wonder his songs aren't used more often in noirish films. If the romantic losers in James Cain's novels ever broke into song, it would be Leonard Cohen songs they'd sing."

I've heard Cohen's Hallelujah in a few places lately (nowhere noir, Scrubs and Crossing Jordan), though usually not sung by Cohen, instead using Jeff Buckley's or John Cale's versions.


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