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The Thin Man


The pull of mystery and solving crimes have intrigued movie audiences for decades. Even in the silent-film days of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton (comedians that they were) a bit of sleuthing was received with much applause and box office sales. 1,302 more words


Know Your Character Actor - Nat Pendleton

Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was born on August 9th, 1895 in Davenport Iowa but his family soon after moved to New York where Nat was enrolled at the Brooklyn Poly Prep High School. 759 more words

Know Your Character Actor

the book is coming along

Just the other day, I wrote another essay. I was procrastinating from doing the work I had to do but it was a good idea, I think, to clear my head from all the other stuff that has gotten into my brain. 330 more words


Hopelessly Devoted to: Myrna Loy

No one could underplay a line like Myrna Loy (1905-1993). In fact, her subtle intonations on the simplest statements in the classic The Thin Man… 515 more words


Using Slang and Curse words – How Much is Okay?

I’ve seen this topic circulating around the writing community a lot lately: when is it okay to use curse words in your story? And on a related topic: how much current slang is okay? 589 more words

Writings About Writing

friday movie quote

“The prettier the bait, the better the catch… That’s an old saying I just made up.”

-Nick Charles (William Powell), Song of the Thin Man (1947)


Oh Nicky

For years, I have been a fan of The Thin Man movies which led me to the decision to read the original Thin Man book by Dashiell Hammett. 170 more words