[Movie] Night and the City (1950)

  • Directed by: Jules Dassin
  • Cast: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney
  • Based on Night and the City (novel) by Gerald Kersh

Harry. Harry. You could have been anything. Anything. You had brains… ambition. You worked harder than any 10 men. But the wrong things. Always the wrong things…

by Mary Bristol in the movie
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[Movie] El Dorado (1966)

  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt
  • Based on: The Stars in Their Courses (novel) by Harry Brown

El Dorado is the late-period Western movie by Howard Hawks. The movie might not be one of the best ones by the director, but the reception has been positive for a long time.

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[Thought] Movies and Books

What can be the best way for a second-hand experience of the world – real or even imaginative? Human beings are symbolic beings; we understand ourselves, our world, and their relationships through symbols, which opens the unimaginably broad possibilities of what we can experience and contemplate.

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