Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Chandler's The Lady in the Lake

Date: 09 Nov 2007

> My own opinion of the film (hated it) is well-documented in the discussions
> we had the last time this subject came up on this list.  I would like to say
> this, though: although I found Gould's mantra of "It's okay by me" a bit
> hippy-dippy, and I don't much like the way the film feels rudderless and
> meanders through the entire second act, I did recently go back and watch it again,
> and I don't think that your perception here is accurate. 

I would go so far as to say that in it's time, and uttered under some of the circumstances Marlowe finds himself in, "It's okay by me" is both tough and colloquial

John Lau

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