The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive is running a month-long tribute to noir writer David Goodis called Streets of No Return. There are times I miss living in Berkeley. Mostly, I don't miss the noise, traffic, and increasingly frantic busy-ness of urban life. But I want to see these movies! Eddie Muller will be on hand to introduce two of them, and he's a fave of mine. His book Dark City is de riguer for buffs.
David Goodis was one of the bleakest and darkest of them all. His stories are peopled by angst-ridden low-lifes who just hope they can catch a break. Hard Case Crime recently put out The Wounded and the Slain among its fine series of reprints and new noir novels. A story on SF Gate today tuned me in to the PFA GoodisFest. Streets of No Return runs from the 1st to the 23rd of August.
One Win Per Series, That's All We......Get - Don't know why I'm posting after today's loss - it's the same score as the last time I posted, a couple of days ago. I could have just cut and pasted from...
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