Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard's Swag / Sunselt Boulevard

Date: 27 Dec 2008

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    ----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 18:15:11 -0600 From: "Jeff Vorzimmer" <> To: <> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard's Swag / Sunselt Boulevard

    > > I finally saw Sunset Boulevard, rented it from the library. I would have preferred it without the opening scene - I'd rather not know the outcome ahead of time. The biggest question for me is which of the 3 is craziest, Norma, Max and Joe?
    > >
    > A classic. If you haven't yet seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and plan on renting that you'll appreciate the reference to the opening scene of Sunset Boulevard in its opening scene.
    > As much as I think lover of noir would want to hate the opening scene of SB and the whole idea of a dead man narrating his own story, you end up loving though it gives you the end of the tale at the beginning of the film, as you pointed out.
    > Jeff

    This was my first time seeing Jack Webb as anything other than Joe Friday. Did traffic signals really have a swinging sign that said "Go" or "Stop"?
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