BE STILL, WOMAN!

What’s the deal with Margaret? Doesn’t she understand how good Nucky’s been to her? She ought to be thanking him every night and day instead of mouthing off to him. I mean, just because she can vote now doesn’t mean she’s got any say in becoming pregnant, right? Maybe Eli is right when he says that’s why men have fists.

Yes, they were different times, all right, as this great series has certainly shown us. It’s about to wind up, so I’m hoping the finale will leave us grasping for season 2. Looks like the Commodore will stay with us, Richard “Half-Face” Harrow will express his gratitude to Jimmy, Arnold Rothstein will mix it up with the boys from Chicago, and Nucky…well, it’s pretty safe to say he will not get a moment’s rest.

You can read my full review of this episode on Spinetingler.

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2 Responses to BE STILL, WOMAN!

  1. COMMENT: Margaret is Irish. ‘nuf said.

    QUESTIONS:
    I have for the past several months been surveying crime fiction. After finishing the recommended regimen, I craved my favorite writer and his powerful, poetic style: William Faulkner. Part way through Light in August, I stopped to review Faulkner’s bio in Wikipedia. I thought the below information (which you probably know) was very interesting. Did you know Faulkner also wrote what was, probably, noir crime fiction as well as assisted on the scripts of The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not?
    Wondered if you have ever reviewed his crime novel or short stories, or have any plans to do so in the future? (I don’t think he received the Nobel or Pulitzer prizes for his writings in this genre.)

    “In the early 1940s, Howard Hawks invited Faulkner to come to Hollywood to become a screenwriter for the films Hawks was directing. Faulkner happily accepted because he badly needed the money, and Hollywood paid well. Thus Faulkner contributed to the scripts for the films Hawks made from Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep and Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not. Faulkner became good friends with Hawks, the screenwriter A. I. Bezzerides, and the actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. . . Additional works include Sanctuary (1931), a sensationalist “pulp fiction”-styled novel, characterized by André Malraux as “the intrusion of Greek tragedy into the detective story.” Its themes of evil and corruption, bearing Southern Gothic tones, resonate to this day. Requiem for a Nun (1951), a play/novel sequel to Sanctuary. . .and a collection of crime-fiction short stories, Knight’s Gambit (1949). . In 1946, Faulkner was one of three finalists for the first Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Award. He came in second to Manly Wade Wellman. . . .

  2. Mike Dennis

    Joyce Ann–
    I knew Faulkner worked on those two movies, but I didn’t know he wrote a crime novel or any noir short stories.

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