R. J. Nello

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ-born, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§-based, novelist.πŸ“– Writing, travel, culture and more. Always holding "auditions" – so be careful or you may end up a character in β€œ1797”…and perhaps an evil one.🎭 (And why do I suspect some of you might like that latter in particular?)πŸ˜‚

“You American men fall for us so easily….”

September 26, 2015
R. J. Nello

Given it was about Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep novel, Humphrey Bogart also had to have a mention in the previous post. In case you don’t know, I’m a huge Bogart fan. Writing fiction also allows one to slip in gems like this:

Excerpt from

Excerpt from “Passports,” on the iPad app for Kindle. Click to expand.

You must know the movie: it was Casablanca.

A Casablanca film promo poster that was a gift to me. [Photo by me, 2013.]

A Casablanca film promo poster that was a gift to me. [Photo by me, 2013.]

The scene referred to is an early one that includes Madeleine LeBeau, who plays “Yvonne.” Born in 1923, Wikipedia says she is the 1942 blockbuster film’s last surviving credited cast member.

Free Stock Photo: Illustration of a video cassette tape.

Free Stock Photo: Illustration of a video cassette tape.

Now, the point: “Okay, so why do the French seem to dislike Americans so much?” As for “Isabelle’s” answer to that seemingly perpetual question? It was indeed the best explanation I’d ever heard….

What? My pulling out that Passports excerpt and cutting it there? I’m “evil,” I know. But “cliffhangers” are fun! πŸ˜‰

Beautiful autumnal sun in London this morning. It makes for a pleasant change after several days of heavy rain at times. Hope you’re having a good Saturday wherever you are. πŸ™‚

2 Comments

  1. Bigger question: why do the French love Jerry Lewis so much?

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