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By John Huss, David Werther

Curiosity within the guy in Black has grown when you consider that his loss of life in 2003, with elevated checklist revenues, hide video clips via teams like 9 Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his reputation. This publication honors money by way of reading the various philosophical matters and ideas inside his song. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a guy simply to watch him die,” philosophers who're enthusiasts of Johnny funds discover the which means and carrying on with value of his paintings and legacy.

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While Gerard of The Moon in the Gutter may attempt, albeit briefly, to escape the gutter and the memories of his sister’s suicide, the main character of Savage Street, Chet (Bernard Giraudeau), simply wants to be left alone. “I stick my neck out for nobody,” is his Rick Blaine-like philosophy. He works hard to be noncommittal, promising to never get involved in the problems of others. However, one night he finally heeds the cries of an innocent girl who has just been raped. In this crime-riddled world, Chet makes himself a target of Hagen (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu), the slimy underworld boss who victimized the girl.

At 39 The Serious Moonlight: The Cinematic World of David Goodis the end of the night, Whitey comes back to skid row to rejoin the ranks and fade back into obscurity. Adapted by Fuller and Jacques Bral, Street of No Return shares the same neon-drenched aesthetic of Savage Street and The Moon in the Gutter. Here Keith Carradine stars as Michael (the Whitey character), in a dingy fright wig that makes him look like a more disheveled version of Fuller. Michael/ Whitey is one of Goodis’s “fall from grace” characters.

Again, we have many more questions than answers. During the last decade of his life, the spark seemed to disappear from Goodis. There was a dearth of books being published: Night Squad in 1961, and Somebody’s Done For published after Goodis’ demise on January 7, 1967. The opening of Somebody’s Done For (also known as Raving Beauty) finds the main character lost at sea and in danger of drowning. This is one of Goodis’s common themes, with protagonists drowning (or nearly doing so) in The Burglar and The Wounded and The Slain.

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