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"No problem, sweetheart; danger is my business."
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"We've got kind of a noir thing happening here, Manny. The girlie cigarette doesn't exactly add."
"I'll take it."
Tags:statue, statues, sculpture, sculptures, bird, birds, falcon, falcons, antique, antiques, antique hunting, antique hunter, antique hunters, treasure, treasures, detective, detectives, mystery, mysterious, mysteries, shopping, shop, shops, store, stores, discovery, discoveries, discover, gumshoe, gumshoes, sleuth, sleuths, investigator, investigators, film, films, book, books, film-noir, film noir, classic film, classic films
'I really think I could have loved you... if only you could talk like a normal person.'
Rocky Road, Private Eye
Tags:private eye, private eyes, private dick, private dicks, detective, detectives, detective story, detective stories, sundae, sundaes, rocky road, ice cream, ice creams, italian ice, italian ices, flavor, flavors, flavour, flavours, dessert, desserts, sweet, sweets, gumshoe, gumshoes, hard-nosed, noir, noirs, film noir, dame, dames
"Forget it, Jake. It's Funkytown."
"It was Saturday night. The clock on my office wall showed the time to be eleven-forty-five. There are times when a private eye does not necessarily feel like being a private eye. This was one of those times. The elevator door down the hall clanked open with a clank familiar to anyone on the fourth floor who had had an office on the fourth floor for as long as I had had an office on the fourth floor. Footsteps came down the darkened hall and stopped outside my door. They were the footsteps of a
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"Quick! Follow that dish and spoon!"
Tags:hey diddle diddle, dish, spoon, cup, tea cup, tea cups, dishes, spoons, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, run away, ran away, chase, chasing, chased, dish and spoon, the dish and the spoon, couple, couples, crime, criminals, detective, detectives, gumshoe, gumshoes, high speed chase, high speed chases, give chase, private investigator, p.i., pi, investigator, investigation, tail, tailed, follow, followed, being followed, film noir, children's story, children's stories
'She strolled in stinkin' of gin and trouble. She talked tough but I knew this dame was a real softie inside.'
Jim and Betty Noir could turn a simple trip to the post office into gripping melodrama.
Tags:cinematographic, cinematography, cinematographer, cinematographers, film noir, film-noir, film style, detective drama, detective dramas, film style, film styles, melodrama, melodramas, melodramatic, dramatic, crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, chore, chores, dramatist, drama queen, mundane, cinematic style, movie, movies, hold up, hold ups, hostage, hostages, gunpoint, gun-point, errand, errands
"Yes! This is 'Understanding Film Noir', and, yes ! I am Dr. Behan. Now will you please shut the door!"
"Follow that cab!"
"Are you sure this is a Film Noir"
Raymond Chandler, the money-grubbing years.
"You know I can totally hear your internal monologue, right?"
'Well, what did you expect?'
Film Noir / Film Bleu
'This is the worst film noir I've ever seen.'
Men looking at black screen, "I call it film noir"
"This could be our big break, Sam! She wants to file a class-action defamation-of-character lawsuit against any studio that ever made a film-noir movie, on behalf of femme fatales everywhere!"
Tags:law, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, barrister, barristers, practice, law practice, office, class-action, class action, lawsuit, suit, defame, defamation, character, defamation of character, film noir, genre, movie, movies, classic, classic movies, femme fatale, femmes fatale, femme fatales, legal, sue, claim, represent, representative, court, movie stereotype, film stereotype, sexism, sexist, sexists