Re: R: RARA-AVIS: Noir western turns hardboiled

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 19 Feb 2003

Yes, it's _The Shooting_. Thank you, guys. I have indelible memories of seeing this and the companion movie, mentioned by Dave. I went to see _The Shooting_ with a girlfriend, thinking that it was probably a potboiler that would allow plenty of time for smooching and general making out. We were both mesmerized. I had never seen a western like that. Back then, I didn't know that it was a noir masterpiece. Back then, Rara-Avis University was the Rara-Avis Vocational College, or Correctional Institution, I can't remember which.

For fans of Hellman, here is an interview that appeared on The Onion:

Best regards,


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