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Out of the Past

Great post about one of the best films ever made.

That's what I'd like to know

Filling in the gaps

If you’re anything like me and you’ve seen the 1947 movie with Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas, called “Out of the Past“, you think of it as one of the best of its kind, from an era when making good movies seemed to come easy. You’ve probably watched the thing through more than once, and each time you do, you wind up admiring the mood, the style, the characterizations, the dialog, and the acting; but as turns out to be true of quite a few other films of that time and nature, the plot’s sufficiently complicated that when it’s all over and done, you come away dissatisfied with how much of what was going on you actually understood.

I finally got around to reading the book the movie was based on (Geoffrey Homes’ “Build My Gallows High”), and I took account of…

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Stephen Crane and Audie Murphy

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That's what I'd like to know


Stephen CraneStephen Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1871. He wrote his second and most famous novel, The Red Badge of Courage, at the age of 24 and died of tuberculosis four years later.


The Red Badge of Courage is a fictional account of a young man who joins the Union Army during the Civil War and the things he goes through in his first couple of days of battle. Although it’s written in the third person, the reader sees everything through the eyes of its protagonist, Henry Fleming. One of the most striking things about the story is that Crane had had no experience in combat so his descriptions were based on things he had read or were told to him by others. In spite of that apparent disadvantage and the fact that the historical events he wrote about had taken place before he was…

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The Last Valley (1971)

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