“How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?” Double Idemnity
Definition of film noir
: a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music; also : a film of this type
First Known Use: 1930
When I am benumbed [14th c.] by the news I just adore [14th c.] a deep dive into language.
How is everybody? Another few weeks of summer and then…?
I have been in a mood [12th c.]. Though I’ve tried to keep focused and continue work on my novel in progress. This past week we’ve been dealing with a roof rat infestation (I would plant a veritable forest under the eaves of my house, and a glorious wisteria vine—that I now have axed—otherwise know as a rat highway), and I am trying to channel my energy constructively in response to our present political situation…
At times like these I like to remember the words of Billy Wilder, “the truth always reveals itself.”
May your Sunday be sweet, V.