I am so pleased you found some joy in this, and that the sharing continues, this concidence of experience that I, too, have been experiecing with you. I hope it never ceases to wonder us both. Those film noir classes, the films themselves, will open doors, dark doors of the human soul that lead to such wonder about the experience we have of life. Bogard was lucky to be reaching his prime as noir was living through its last original breath, and was there for its revival, especially through people like Visconti and Liliana Cavanti. But no one was able to do with it, spiritually, what the Blacklisted Americans were able to do. Much like the Russian and Soviet writers who experienced the pogroms and camps. Be well, my friend, and know you are where Dillard and Andy Warhol and so many others drew their inspiration.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.