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Sequel Syndrome – It’s not a New Thing

You know that awesome movie or book that becomes a sudden best-selling blockbuster? Everyone loves it, so what’s the next thing that happens? Yep – a sequel. 979 more words

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Dialogue Don'ts

Another misstep that can jolt readers from suspension of disbelief occurs when a character’s dialogue sounds phony, contrived, or inconsistent.

Developing an ear for dialogue takes practice. 1,097 more words

Pulp Corner - The Art Of Vintage Crime/Black Lizard's Dashiell Hammett Books

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for visual uniformity in a series. On my shelf if the books have matching spines it makes me a very happy man. 145 more words

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The Radical Pessimism of Dashiell Hammett

David Lehman | The American Scholar | Fall 2015 | 19 minutes (4,696 words)

Our latest Longreads Exclusive comes from the new issue of The American Scholar… 4,800 more words


TCM Discoveries Blogathon: The Thin Man series

I’ve lost count of the number of favorite films I’ve discovered through Turner Classic Movies, the beloved TV network known as TCM, for short. I credit the network with introducing me to practically all of my favorite stars — Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred and Ginger, Myrna Loy. 646 more words


So you want to wear 1930s clothing?

We’re starting a fun new project – creating a mini-wardrobe for a woman who is a docent at a local historical site, Hearst Castle. 523 more words


Of Love and Other Demons: Ideal Love in Cinema

A teacher of mine once spent an entire class explaining why movies had such an incredible hold on him as a young adult. “I learned everything I know about love from the movies,” he told us. 553 more words

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