The Players

20 06 2015

One of my most well received books, (I received mine in the mail), The Black Bird was a lot of fun to write. It was a surreal novel, written in a kind of plastic form to take advantage of the media of the 1930s (film, newsreels, short animations). You can download this ebook version (free I believe) at The Black Bird.

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Fritz Lang

12 05 2012

Perhaps the most horrific crime. Committed is the murder of a child. M. Peter Lorre is creepy. The music “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg is almost annoying. The images, shadows, and reflections. This is Europe before Hitler. And there is the shadow of the German experience to come that hangs over the picture. It all seems too contemporary with our almost goolish curiosity about serial killers.

And there is in Lorre’s defense of his actions the debate about the nature of man. About good and evil. And uncertainty.