Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Classics 1998

From: Buzz (
Date: 03 Jun 2002

I don't remember being all that impressed with the movie "The Big Clock",
(although it looked great) or it's remake "No Way Out" but the French version "Police Python 357" with Yves Montand is fantastic and really worth seeking out.


> Although I didn't think the book was that bad, it doesn't really hold-up
> to the other classic novels in the Library of America Noir omnibus ed's,
> for example. I think THE BIG CLOCK is sort of border-line noir but
> perhaps it's main claim to noir-status is the well known film noir movie
> version, starring Ray Milland. I suspect a handful of mystery novels
> have come to be viewed as noir because of noir film versions & this is
> probably one of them.
> Rene

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