Re: 2012 Schedule
Posted by Steven on 1/7/2012, 13:17:08, in reply to "Re: 2012 Schedule"
You mean this guy? |
Yes, these were the cartoons of my youth. Of course they started as entertainments shown at the theater between movies. That's why some of the satire is meaningful only to adults. Back when films were mostly black and white, everyone wanted to get there early to see the "color cartoon."
: I've already started with "Red Harvest",
: precisely by the same reason you propose,
: chronological order. I'm enjoying it so far, it's
: funny. At the beginning I thought: "This is full
: of cliches and commonplaces", but I quickly
: realized these guys invented them. They´re the
: original tough guys, the hard-boiled detectives. One
: image that keeps popping up in my mind is Daffy Duck
: ("El Pato Lucas" in Mexico), with his long
: overcoat, being kissed by a voluptuous, red-lipped
: female duck, a femme fatale. Did you ever watch those
: old cartoons?
: --Previous Message--
: We have two selections for July:
: Red Harvest (1929) by Dashiell Hammett, and
: Farewell, My Lovely (1940) by Raymond Chandler
: I suggest we take them in the above sequence simply
: because that's the order in which they were written,
: and Hammett is said to have been a major influence on
: Chandler (even though the latter was six years older).
: Any objections?