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Jeremy Renner Akan Memerankan Sam Spade?

Sebuah rumor sempat santer terdengar di beberapa sosial media bahwa Jeremy Renner, aktor pemeran Hawkeye dalam “The Avenger” akan memerankan tokoh detektif swasta Sam Spade rekaan Dashiel Hammet. 222 more words


The nonviolent violence of Sam Spade.

I have an explicit definition of a violent scene. It has to have the characters punching, kicking, pushing and screaming, fist fighting, teeth knocking, stabbing, and seriously injuring each other. 533 more words


Cultural References as Shorthand

In one of my three critique groups, we came up against a common issue in all our writing—using cultural references that don’t work for everyone in your audience. 415 more words


life of the nosy unemployed

You know what your problem is? You think too much like a dick.
a private dick?
No – just a dick.
marlowe or spade?
You watch too much on habits and then select judgement to pounce… 107 more words



Earlier, I posted a little vignette entitled Way Station Coffee Shop. In this little vignette I spoke of how I enjoyed a little coffee while my vehicle had all of it’s fluids checked and oil changed at my local auto shoppe. 197 more words

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My favourite gumshoe

When it comes to detective stories there is only one writer, and one book, for that matter, that hits all the buttons. The writer is Dashiell Hammett, and his book, … 773 more words


Top Five Wednesday - Most Unlikable Characters

On a non-Top Five Wednesday related note, it’s Mom’s BIRTHDAY today!  Yay!  With that being said, there’s all sorts of celebrating to do…which will actually be super welcome since writing this post has made me really annoyed.  1,781 more words

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