Re: RARA-AVIS: Westlake on Noir and Hard-Boiled

Date: 06 Jan 2009

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    In a message dated 1/6/09 6:49:57 PM, writes:

    > This reminds me of the old vaudeville bit that Abbott & Costello had a
    > go at several times in both movies and television.   The mention of a
    > place would turn a character (often played by Sid Fields) into a
    > maniac.  There was a long shaggy dog story leading into it but then
    > the mere mention of the key word or words would prompt an explosion.

    in the Steve Martin film noir parody DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, the mention of the term "cleaning woman" did the trick

    John Lau

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