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Throwing away old magazines; came across an old Vanity Fair with a super-corny Annie Leibovitz noir spread of famous actors.  Every photo comes with super-cornball descriptions of the screenplay for a fake lost movie called ”Killer’s Kill, Dead Men Die”, e.g.,

THE GUMSHOES. INT. WEST L.A., OSCAR SLADE DETECTIVE AGENCY, INC.—NIGHT

Like any private eye worth his money clip, Oscar Slade (Bruce Willis) is not a talkative man, especially when he’s in the company of his junior partner, Dan O’Bannion (Ben Affleck), and their young protégé, Jimmy (Tobey Maguire). But this night is different. Oscar’s got something on his mind.

Oscar: There’s only two types of people in this town: the Killers and the Killed. If you’re not the one, you’re gonna end up the other.

Jimmy: What about the dames, chief? Where do they fit in?

Oscar: Have you seen the dames in this town? Warm beneath the sheets, hot under the collar, and ice-cold under the skin. That reminds me—I’ve got an appointment. Don’t wait up, fellas. I might be a while.

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“Hammock Bear fits in with our image of ourselves as Floridians.  It fits in other people’s image of us as Floridians.  That this is a relaxed place but one inhabited, too, by all manner of scary animals.”
- This article about Hammock Bear (“Celebrating the Summer of Hammock Bear”) got pretty philosophical pretty fast.

Hammock Bear fits in with our image of ourselves as Floridians.  It fits in other people’s image of us as Floridians.  That this is a relaxed place but one inhabited, too, by all manner of scary animals.”

- This article about Hammock Bear (“Celebrating the Summer of Hammock Bear”) got pretty philosophical pretty fast.

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Manhunter / Red Dragon / Hannibal

Parallels

hm, I haven’t been up to date with this season. they’re doing this already?

Once you see the episode it will make complete sense.

Jesus, look at how much better Michael Mann is than the other two guys.  Nails it!  (A) The guy doesn’t know what he’s looking at because why would he??, and (b) aim the man on fire at the camera!  (The other two blow putting the observer in peril, too— the Ratner one… is the guy even on the same street as the wheelchair…?  Same city?).  I like Hannibal the show, but Wil Wheaton’s taxidermist looks like he’s about to start crying— too much.   I like the lights in the background though, I guess.  Also: is it just me or is Michael Mann the only one who realized— put the wheelchair on a slope.  The Ratner wheelchair’s just going horizontal.  How? Did… Is the Red Dragon Man behind that wheelchair somewhere, like… panting?  ”I gave it a good push!  Red Dragon Man is out of shape!  Red Dragon Man needs to hit the gym— wait, i need to HIT THE JIM.  Get it?  A guy named Jim and then I hit him to death?  Serial killer wordplay!  " You just suck forever, Ratner.   

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