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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Personally I Think He Was Out On A 69 Call

I'm planning on watching The D.I. soon and I ran across this (each links to giagundo versions):

a touch of kismet after meeting James Ellroy (who has employed and appreciated Jack Webb at different times in his career) last week.

I love the use of clipped sentences a la Jack's show, and the old Confidential Magazine modus opperandi of giving real addresses and license plate numbers. No wonder they got in trouble.

Anyway, I also found this weird quintessentially Jack Webb trailer for the DI where he uses more of his stylistically low budgetude to intro the film - without any actual clips:


Lidian said...

I stumbled on your site via looking for retro ads using the Creative Commons search engine...I hope you don't mind my using/writing about the "Flaming Eyes" comic book ad - it is fabulously weird, which I love. I will credit you of course.

I write about weird retro ads and love comic book ads especially. My blog title is a bit misleading (I used to write about ghastly old retro recipes) but have turned it into a pun so is all right.

James Ellroy is one of my favorite writers - I have read My Dark Places several times, what an amazing book it is.

Thank you in advance, and I'll take the whole thing down if you object, of course.

glyphjockey said...

Hell, no- go nuts. Thanks for the credit. You may also - referring to your kitchen days - enjoy BANANAS < link