From: Vince Keenan (
Date: 28 Feb 2005

Mark wrote:

>I recently saw YOUTH OF THE BEAST (a whole lot of fun, love Jo Shishido's
>surgically implanted chipmunk cheeks). Do you really think Suzuki went all
>the way back to Hammett and not just to Kurosawa?

Considering how many crime dramas Suzuki made (and the ones I've seen have been a joy to watch), I assume that at the very least he was aware of the parallels with Hammett's book.

Vince Pop culture, high and low, past and present. One day at a time.

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