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

From: Buzz (
Date: 24 Mar 2002

> But Fife's most important role is a symbol ... he represents the general
> incompetence and ineptitude of the police in a hardboiled tale. Bumbling
> about in all it's officialdom: uniform, gun, and hat. While Andy plays
> the opposite. Lone wolf, mixing it up with the locals to keep tabs on
> what's going on in his jurisdiction and dealing out justice as he sees
> fit with who he chooses to arrest and who he lets go. Maintaining the
> peace and thwarting the politicos power grabs all while keeping the
> townies in their place.

And what about Green Acres? Any malevolent Orwellian themes you care to expand on?


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