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« #855 : June 23, 2020, 11:49:48 AM »

It is based on the Richard Speck's case of the year before.

I'll check it out.


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« #856 : June 25, 2020, 05:49:30 AM »

Yea, agree ran a bit too long but it was interesting stylistically.


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« #857 : June 26, 2020, 02:19:20 PM »

Trois jours ? vivre (1957) Ventura plays a secondary role while the leads are the french Farley Granger (Daniel Gelin) and my second (after Signoret) unfavourite french actress Moreau. This thriller is interesting as to the finale, as the "good" (but actually bad) guy lives in the end, while the bad (but in this case innocent) guy dies. Tolerable, but to be seen just once, though it's time I read Musset's Lorenzaccio to better appreaciate it, who knows. 6/10


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« #858 : June 29, 2020, 07:59:43 AM »

Serie noire (1979)  Uneven, as it alternates comedy and drama and so even the characters do not appear to be well defined and credible. Blier's especially is absurd in the finale and so the wife's, her insisting where D. got the money (and how does she come to infer that the money is related to the double murder, as all the papers concur in describing the old woman as pennyless?). The part with D. and the Greek at D.'s home doesn't make sense and could have been cut out profitably. D. thinking that B. won't check on him and wonder where he got the money is incredible. I'll check the Thompson book (with little hope it will make more sense than the movie). 6/10

Just finished the novel. Which is head and shoulder above the movie, thanx to the narration in first person by the protagonist, much more sympathetic and alive than D. The wife makes the connection with the double murder because she finds the social security card of the Greek in the bed. And  the protagonist (whose name is Frank but always called "Dolly"(!) in the novel) boss comes to understand how things went because he knows where the lady got the money and who she really is.  The plot is practically identical except for the last chapter: which makes a whole lotta difference, explainig how things ended for the boss, the girl and the narrator. And the finale of that last chapter (told alternatively in italics and normal  characters)  just mixes up things for the narrator once more.


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