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by Joe Macclesfield
August 14th, 2014, 1:46 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: High Sierra: Roy Earle
Replies: 16
Views: 3748

Re: High Sierra: Roy Earle

Western Guy: I've never read any Hemingway. In fact, High Sierra is one of the very few novels that I have read (another being The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout, which I prefer to the film). I agree that Paul Muni would, probably, have been very effective. It's a pity he couldn't be persuaded to tak...
by Joe Macclesfield
August 13th, 2014, 2:03 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: High Sierra: Roy Earle
Replies: 16
Views: 3748

Re: High Sierra: Roy Earle

Asphalt Jungle is a great picture. I might just get a copy of the book. High Sierra's been one of my favourite films since I first saw it in 1974. The book's a good read. At the begining, Roy Earle isn't the sharp character depicted in the movie. In fact, he's a bit of a wreck. The dialogue is a bit...
by Joe Macclesfield
August 12th, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: High Sierra: Roy Earle
Replies: 16
Views: 3748

High Sierra: Roy Earle

Dear Folks, I've read, and heard in at least one documentary, that the character Roy Earle (one of the greatest fictional character names) was called "Roy Earldon" in the novel by W.R. Burnett. I'm curious as to how this got started. I recently bought a 1968 reprint of the book, wherein th...
by Joe Macclesfield
August 11th, 2014, 7:12 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: George Raft's Record Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

George Raft's Record Collection

I recall that some years ago I read (can't remember where) that George Raft had a record collection. I think Bogart was a jazz/swing fan (me too), but have often wondered what Raft's taste in music ran to. I know George used Sweet Georgia Brown as a signature tune. Wouldn't it be nice if, somehow, w...
by Joe Macclesfield
August 10th, 2014, 12:38 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members!
Topic: Hello (And Question Re: George Raft Thread)
Replies: 2
Views: 2545

Hello (And Question Re: George Raft Thread)

Hello to fellow fans of crime--gangster pictures, heist movies, noir, and other such jolly outings! I'd like to ask what happened to the George Raft thread? I reached page 65, which gets up to about July of last year, then comes to a complete stop. Are there no more recent posts?

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