Re: RARA-AVIS: "You imbecile! You bloated idiot!"

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 03 Oct 2004

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ed Lynskey" <> To: <> Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 6:51 AM

> You know, Bill, the movie has a lot of details like that slip by
> me. For instance, in this recent showing of the movie, I
> noticed that Sam Spade at the end of the night while waiting on
> the dingus goes around and cuts off the apartment lights. I
> don't understand why but it's a movie that's watchable
> innumerable times.

I like the fact that from the moment Spade tells the police that Gutman and Cairo are headed for the airport until Polhaus shows up at Spade's apartment to tell him that they've been captured is about two minutes of uncut screen time. Hardly time for them to have gotten down the elevator, and scarcely time for Polhaus to have gotten into his car, let alone drive to Spade's apartment (presuming Gutman and Cairo were captured by different policemen.)

Jim Beaver

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