Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Chandler, Hammett and Fleming: Get Real

Date: 07 Mar 2008

Patrick wrote:

"If you judge the characters by your own standards while they obviously don't have your advantages, you're not going to get the movie."

While I agree with your basic sentiments, I was just pointing out that Stone's story was at least as much based on literary tradition and symbolism as on realism. In fact, your comparison to Crane seems to imply you agree.


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