Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: James M. Cain

From: Lawrence Coates (
Date: 01 Oct 2007

I've heard that all the drinking, at least in the movie versions of The Thin Man, was a substitute for the sex that would have been censored out.


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>--- Don Lee <> wrote:
>> Point being, THE THIN MAN is a charmer. Please read
>> past the first five pp. It's one of the best. It's
>> so
>> good even the movie adaptation is good. It's so good
>> that even the goofy unrelated *sequels* are good!
>Especially since Nick Charles wasn't the the thin man.
>The missing inventor was. And After The Thin Man was
>the first sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar. It's
>hard-boiled satire or comedy. I love 'em.
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Lawrence Coates Associate Professor of Creative Writing Bowling Green State University

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