Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Dick Powell

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 26 Mar 2008

> In addition to liking Dick Powell in Murder My Sweet, I like the movie
> itself extremely much. It is directed by Edward Dmytryk with real panache,
> and it helped to define a visual style that we think of nowadays as
> specifically and quintessentially noir. One embellishment not in Chandler
> that I really like is the image of Dick Powell's eyes being scorched by
> gunfire: this is metaphorically powerful, as the PI who sees too much is
> temporarily blinded.


> Mark R. Harris
> 2122 W. Russet Court #8
> Appleton WI 54914
> (920) 470-9855

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