Re: RARA-AVIS: Bruen and the Tinkers

Date: 18 Mar 2005

In a message dated 3/18/05 2:29:29 AM, writes:

> Agreed. But wouldn't you also agree that one method of establishing a
> character's toughness is by demonstrating how he responds to physical pain
> (mental pain will do it, too, but I'd associate that with noir rather than
> hardboiled). If, after removing somebody's teeth with pliers, they turn
> round and say, "Thath the beth you can do?" you'd have to consider them
> pretty tough.

minor spoiler:

at the end of Frank MIller's Sin City, Marv is on the electric chair, survives the first jolt and chortles, "Is that the best you can do, you pansies?"

Miller later licenced an action figure commemorating the moment. it's battery operated. when you throw the switch, Marv vibrates in the chair, his eyes light up red, then he utters the line. I have one. it's magnificent

John Lau

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