Note: the 50th anniversary of author Raymond Chandler's death is on March
From"Farewell My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler:
"It was a warm night and the soft breeze wafting over the Hollywood hills
didn't only bring the acrid smell of wild sage further inland, butblackmail,
broads and blood too."
On another note, Variety magazine has a book out: "The Movie That Changed My
Novelist Michael Connelly.Chinatown (1974). "It is steeped in the myth of
Los Angeles and 'the fix.' Connelly "calls Chinatown his absolute favorite
film," and goes on to say that his own novel, Echo Park, "gives a nod to
So, to ask a question of everybody ... Which hard-boiled book and / or movie
changed your life?
"Isn't intellectual life about having an argument?" ~ Mary Beard, professor
of classics at Cambridge.
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