RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Journalists

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 09 Jan 2006

A magazine editor can qualify as a "working journalist" depending upon the magazine. I can't recall the details of the Fearing novel well enough to judge this instance. It was "crime magazine" I think, which might qualify.

"The Big Clock" was an excellent Ray Milland/Charles Laughton movie. I was less pleased with the 1987 Kevin Costner remake "No Way Out" which turned the investigator seeking himself plot into a Pentagon- based thriller. Some of the elements of "No Way Out" were too far over the top for me to maintain my suspension of disbelief and then there was a final, unneeded and unbelievable twist at the end.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, William Denton <wtd@p...> wrote:
> On 7 January 2006, Richard Moore wrote:
> > I'm sure I will think of others later or be reminded of additional
> > great ones as others post in response.
> I just thought of Kenneth Fearing's THE BIG CLOCK, where a magazine
> (albeit not a working journalist) gets in serious trouble. Good
> Bill
> --
> William Denton : Toronto, Canada : www.miskatonic.org : www.frbr.org

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