From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 24 Sep 2004

>Hardboiled: Wild Bill Hickock and an ex-sheriff from a more
>law-abiding place have just rolled into the mean streets, which are
>full of prostitutes, thugs, thieves and killers with a tendency to
>chop up their victims, especially women and children, into little
>pieces and blame it on the Indians.
>Noir: could easily revive the argument. NOT shot in black and white,
>obviously, nor even necessarily at night, though much of it does take
>place in a saloon with shadows, and girls being beaten in the rooms
>upstairs and tucking small revolvers down their cleavage, and their
>customers falling headfirst over the bannisters. But many of the
>outdoor scenes appear to have been shot in some distant sun-drenched
>desert (I'm guessing the outskirts of Palm Springs?). But it IS
>noir, damnit.
>You are warned!

No, nobody knew anything, Except maybe the Jack of Hearts...

So far, it sounds like the cinematic equivalent of a LILY, ROSEMARY & THE JACK OF HEARTS, with a little BROWNSVILLE GIRL tossed.

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