Re: RARA-AVIS: Profesionals and amateurs

From: Kerry Schooley (
Date: 24 Feb 2003

At 01:18 PM 25/02/2003 +1100, you wrote:
> >
> > I can envision a hardboiled novel *with* inspectors that
> > takes place in a *manor* and has upper-class protagonists.
> > To me, it all depends on what the author does with these
> > elements.
> >
>Although it's not hardboiled, I think Robert Altman's wonderful recent
>movie Gosford Park shows how you can take that form and create something
>totally different with it.

I've had that movie in the back of my mind through this discussion as well. Except I thought it depicted the upper classes as antagonists. Maybe that's a bias from my rung on the class ladder.

Best Kerry

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