Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Christopher Walken reading Poe's The Raven [MP3]

Via the MP3 archives at aprilwinchell.com.

Check it out, it's full of fun stuff.

Bonus Walken... Scary, scary version of Goodnight Moon from the Simpsons.
Voiced by Jay Mohr.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Giddy Up MX-5

Bay Area Miata Association's Summer Fling 2008


Twisty roads, 25 Miatas, perfect weather, more fun than humans deserve.

Pictures taken by Nick Jenkins

Friday, August 01, 2008

Whiskey, shaken, not stirred

Via Terry Teachout, a 1958 interview of Raymond Chandler conducted by Ian Fleming.

Listen to the entire interview here.

Bonus question... who is your favorite movie Marlowe?

While I will always be fond of Bogart, and there have been some interesting takes on the character, such as Robert Montgomery's camera eye view Marlowe in 1947's Lady in the Lake. There have been some odd Marlowe casting, most memorably Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye starring Elliott Gould. There have been faux Marlowes, like Burt Reynolds' Shamus which does not mention Marlowe but is definitely derived from The Big Sleep but in my mind, no one captured the hard-boiled, world weariness of Marlowe better than Robert Mitchum in the 1975 version of Farewell My Lovely