RARA-AVIS: Now Playing at the Valencia

From: T. Kent Morgan ( tkmorgan@shaw.ca)
Date: 15 May 2006

Mark asked if Stephen Hunter's book, Now Playing at the Valencia, included his articles on samurai films. Just by chance, I picked up this book at the library on Friday and yesterday read part of the chapter titled Crime and Suspense that included the section referred to earlier about film noir. I loved the first sentence - For connoisseurs of this paradox, here's a good one: The best film noir of the past decade doesn't even know it's a film noir. He's referring to L.A. Confidential.

In addition to Crime and Suspense, Hunter has chapters on Westerns, War, Costumes!, Yuks, Monsters and Sci-fi, Toons and one titled A Last Visit to the Valencia. He does mention several samurai films, but I haven't read that section yet.

Kent Morgan

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