I am a crime fiction short story writer currently writing my first novel. I am a long time fan of film noir and classics writers and am discovering contemporary crime fiction.
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Books And Authors I Like:
The Long Goodbye is my favorite book. I enjoy anything by the classic writers (Chandler, Hammett, Cain, Thompson) and enjoyed Jack Wakes Up, Young Julius, Brooklyn Noir (anthology), The Last Good Kiss, any story with Easy Rawlings in it, most by Ellroy and everything by Crais or Leonard (even his Westerns).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
MOVIES: All the classic noir films, especially Double Indemnity, The Asphalt Jungle, Gun Crazy, The Killers, His Kind of Woman, Out of the Past, Lady in the Lake, Theives' Highway; the lesser know gems like Fallen Angel, Brute Force, Nightmare Alley, Criss Cross; and contemporary neo-noir like Chinatown, Thief, Manhunter, Heat and To Live and Die in LA, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shaun Black wr/dir). TV: Law & Order and L&O:CI (especially episodes written by Marlane Meyer), Dexter, Wise Guy (w/a young Jonathan Banks), Crime Story, Breakng Bad, Better Call Saul, House of Cards, The Americans. I like procedural crime stories (like L&O) but am fascinated by crime stories that reveal evolving deep character (like Thief and BB).