1. So great to see you back my friend, and to boot with another excellent novel to film comparison and quality assessment. I too am a fan of the film, and agree it is a justly venerated noir, but you are definitely on to something when you point to the complexity of the source, which you assert was more provocative by way of the sociological tensions and undercurrent of mysticism. I have not read the novel, sad to say, but am most fascinated with your cogent observations. And I am due for another viewing of the film too, especially now that blu-ray has enlisted it.

  2. Ray Ottulich

    Nice write up, read the novel about a year ago, yes the film left most of the mysticism out, too bad.

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