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Harsh Sentence?

Postby Slava » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:15 pm

From the LA Times:

Here is -- or, rather, there was; Greene died in 1991 -- an artist whose imagination imprinted noir cinema (1949's "The Third Man," based on his novella and adapted screenplay and shot on location in ravaged Vienna, is widely hailed as the greatest British film ever made) and literature -- those sinuous espionage yarns like "The Ministry of Fear" and "Stamboul Train," with their moral depth and wary, weary spies, prefigured the canons of Ambler and Deighton, Le Carré and Ludlum.

Parse that! Ow.

It's from a book review: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... rint.story
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Postby saparris » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:24 pm

I could, but i would prefer to "sparse" it so that it would make sense.

(As it stands, it is "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.")
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Postby Slava » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:28 pm

saparris wrote:(As it stands, it is "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.")
Ouch. I take it you are not a fan of Greene?
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Postby saparris » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:19 pm

Not so. I am just not a fan of bloviating. Isn't that a nice word!
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