By almost Woolrichian coincidence I just finished "Badge of Evil" - or at
least the Swedish translation thereof. Nope, the creepy motel scene from the
movie is not in the novel. The only motel in the novel is very peripheral
and only serves as the alibi for the initial suspects that makes the
assistant D.A. suspect that these two veteran homicide detectives are
somewhat suspect themselves. Great great novel, but Welles nevertheless
managed to improve on it.
Not really motels, but are any of our French contributors familiar with the
French hotel chain F1? Seems to me they could serve as setting for some
interesting literature of the RARA-AVIAN kind. Ultra cheap, only providing
the most basic of accommodations, catering mainly to truck drivers or people
only interested in an overnight stay, and usually located in some run down
industrial outskirt of town.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Mark Sullivan
Sent: den 14 juli 2009 05:37
Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: Re:Motel noir...
And there are those creepy motel scenes in Touch of Evil -- are they in the
Whit Masterson novel it's based on, Badge of Evil
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