Tag Archives: Raymond Chandler

The UR Syllabus of Shitlordery

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Browsing my Facebook feed the past few days, I’ve been astonished at the amount of hysterical, sloppy thinking I’ve seen from many of my otherwise smart friends. How you can see a (likely gay) Muslim man shoot up … Continue reading

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A Literary Immortal

Blowhard, Esq. writes: English novelist John Banville writes in The Guardian about how he’s been commissioned by Raymond Chandler’s estate to write a new Philip Marlowe novel. Banville — called “the heir to Proust, via Nabokov,” a Nobel Prize contender, winner … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Long Goodbye”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. What a wonderful book. A sprawling mini-epic with L.A. as a Potemkin paradise that, like “The Big Sleep,” is confusing as hell. More than a few times I stopped short to say, “Wait, how are these people … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “There ain’t no clean way to make a hundred million bucks,” Ohls said. “Maybe the head man thinks his hands are clean but somewhere along the line guys got pushed to the wall, nice little businesses got the … Continue reading

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And This Was Stillwood Heights

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: We curved through the bright mile or two of the Strip, past the antique shops with famous screen names on them, past the windows full of point lace and ancient pewter, past the gleaming new nightclubs … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you can go past those awful idiot faces on the bleachers outside the theater without a sense of the collapse of the human intelligence; if you can stand the hailstorm of flash bulbs popping at the … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Dorothy Malone and Bogie in Hawks’ THE BIG SLEEP

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