May 2nd, 2004

Roadkill

Noir

So, the last few weeks have been all about the noir.

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(Idle side thought. I once said I couldn't think of what actor I could use to portray Marlowe in my mind. Neither Bogart nor Mitchum really matched up, and there was no way it could be Elliot Gould. I've since discovered that both Dick Powell and James Garner played him. I can't really see Garner, either, too laid back. I don't know about Powell, but he does look a bit like my idea of Marlowe. The really scary thing is that while reading The Big Sleep, I started hearing Marlowe's lines voiced by Leslie Neilson in my head, and it worked.)

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Hobbes

And Now for Something Completely Different...

The first chapter book I ever read was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I read it over and over, and it was my favorite book when I was seven or eight. And until this week, I hadn't read it since. I don't know what happened to my original copy. Probably one of my younger sibs colored in it, or otherwise wrecked it.

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