The following is an old, recently rediscovered review of a book that I love, Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man.
As I imagine most people had, I’d first heard of The Thin Man, and its main characters Nick and Nora Charles, because of a series of films that were released during Hollywood’s Golden Age. William Powell and Myrna Loy played Nick and Nora, a glamorous married socialite couple that solved crimes in their spare time while swilling martinis and cracking wise. The first film is heralded as a classic, while the follow-ups range in quality but are still regarded as delightfully entertaining.
I’ve always liked the crime-solving couple set-up (shows like Hart to Hart, Remington Steele, and Moonlighting were some of my favorites growing up), and I consider myself a pro-league alcoholic, so naturally The Thin Man intrigued me. I’ve never actually seen the films, so as I got into the book, I was able to do so without making the usual comparisons against the film.
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Oh ho ho! The holidays ain’t over just yet, kiddies!
Today, Jan. 5, 2018, is National Screenwriters Day! Yes, yes, I know everyone and their mother get a holiday nowadays, but since this one is dedicated to screenwriters, I am going to participate and celebrate.
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Hey all! So even though we are in 2018 and letting the past go, killing it if we must, I decided to take a look back at some of my more popular posts of last year.
They range from writing updates to thoughts on movies to a random photo of an abandoned building on a busy Los Angeles street. Below are my top 10 posts of last year.
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Since no one pays any attention to what I do here, maybe no one will notice this silly little copyright-infringing iMovie trailer I put together with footage from New Year’s Eve.
I told y’all I was going to keep making these little trailers. They’re fun, yo! Once again, the editing was all done in iMovie, and all footage was captured by my
obsolete iPhone 7 using the Filmic Pro app.
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