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Friday, April 13, 2007

Snappy Patter

From the Mike Shayne film, The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942).

1 comment:

John Hocking said...

The problem with hardboiled fiction and film is that it leaves me feeling hopelessly conversationally inadequate.

I wanna spit out terse, snappy dialogue like that!

The only time I ever actually stole a good line from fiction was a swipe from a Frederick Nebel short story.
I screwed something up and was being taken to task by one of a group of friends. I apologised and they wouldn't let up.

So I responded, "Hey, I said I was sorry. You want me to set it to music?"

Worked like magic.
Wish it was always like that.