Thoughts on Private Eye
From Roger Ebert...
- "Movies about private eyes have always been among my
favorites--they seem to be better than most other formula movies...the
honorable tradition of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Lew Archer
and company...Private eyes (in the movies, anyway) are loners
in a way that defines the word. They live in dingy walkup offices,
sipping bourbon from office bottles and waiting for the phone
to ring...They may all be clichés, but, hell, a private
eye movie without clichés wouldn't be worth the price
of admission. We don't go to theWesterns to see cowboys riding
(from his review of Shaft, which he liked)
Another list I'm just starting. Know any good ones? Let me
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