RARA-AVIS: RE: Top 100 Hard-Boiled Characters

From: Anthony Dauer ( anthony.dauer@verizon.net)
Date: 24 Mar 2002

Those visual and aural depictions of written heroes are unique and owe their quality as much to the actor who played them as they do to the author who originally imagined them. Sam Spade as novelization, Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade, as well as the radio version could all be argued to have separate listings. But then a truly complete list would most likely be separated into print, radio, film, and television. With graphic novels possibly thrown in or included in print.

I established a discussion group back in '99 open to all media forms of hard-boiled since Bill limits the list to the print form. I think I'll take my idea there and run with it ... anyone interested is welcome to join.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

Hard-Boiled ...
-----Original Message----- From: Rene Ribic Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 4:54 AM
I have to say I tend to see things the way Jim does, here. I find it very difficult to separate hb movies, tv shows & books & think of them as totally separate categories - particularly movies & hb books which have practically grown up together. The American tough-guy thriller is just as at home between covers as on the silver screen. On the other hand, it does seem as if we have enough characters to vote on without further opening the floodgates. Perhaps we should leave the call to the nominee - as ahs been pointed out, if no one else agrees, they won't vote for it.

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