Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tell-Tale Heart

Today we mark the passing of Jules Dassin (1911-2008), Connecticut-born expatriate.
While he will be most remembered for Never on Sunday, I can't help thinking about Rififi, Brute Force, Topkapi and The Naked City. I also remember fondly his short film The Tell-Tale Heart and how, as a child, it fascinated me.
That film put me onto Poe, who sent me to Conan Doyle, which led to my eventual discovery of Christie, Chesterton, Le Fanu, Dickson Carr and a host of others.

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