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Free download Build My Gallows High 105 ↠ The Film Ink series presents the novels that inspired the work of some of the most celebrated directors of our time While each novel is first and foremost a classic in its own right these books offer the dedicated cinephile a richer understanding of the most illustrious films of American and European cinema RT the life he fled in particular the seductive Mumsie McGonigle It's not long before Bailey realizes that a trap has been set for him The novel scripted by the author went on in the hands of Jacues Tourneur to become the cinema's most celebrated work of film noir starring Robert Mitchum Kirk Douglas and Jane Gre. A fun read for someone like me who loves film noir I could hear Robert Mitchum as Red and read his thoughts like She wore slacks and a blue silk blouse Apparently there was nothing under the blouse but Mega Carson Typical gansters backwaters and double crossers

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Red private eye Red Bailey is happier than he's been for a long time Living in Nevada bothered by nobody he runs a little gas station gets in a lot of fishing and might even be falling for a local girl Then out of the blue his past comes back to haunt him Blackmailed into doing just one job he's forced to revisi. There is huge disagreement among film buffs scholars the general public and marketers about what is and isn't film noir I'm of the selective school that says that a film isn't noir just because it's in black and white and it's about crime To me noir in a vast oversimplfication means one thing about the protagonist he's screwed If your hero survives or wins the girl and solves the case then there's a good chance it's not film noir But as I said there's a lot of argument about thatOne thing no one seems to argue about one film everyone seems to agree is not only film noir but the uintessential film noir is OUT OF THE PAST 1947 Everything people do agree on about noir is in this film and in it just about perfectly It's in my top ten films of all time list and lots of other people's tooOUT OF THE PAST is based on the novel BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH by Geoffrey Homes a pseudonym for Daniel Mainwaring It is as noir as the film at least It's plot is roughly the same but it is a bit tangled intricate with a pair of antagonists who were combined in the film The main character Red Bailey Jeff in the film is a former private investigator caught up in the wreckage of a ten year old case with revenge and a femme fatale of the first order dogging his heels Homes writes poetically yet with Hemingwayesue strength The book is no longer than it needs to be but is rich and evocative If you've seen the film the book will strike you as having been perfectly captured in the film even with the plot adjustments The same sense of place of topography of architecture fills the book It's a wonderful book now in my top ten favorite crime novels

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Build My Gallows HighThe Film Ink series presents the novels that inspired the work of some of the most celebrated directors of our time While each novel is first and foremost a classic in its own right these books offer the dedicated cinephile a richer understanding of the most illustrious films of American and European cinema Reti. I think the only thing keeping it from being a perfect read for me are the long often tedious and repetitive scenes among the gangsters in this book but otherwise it's nearly perfect I haven't seen the movie based on this book Out of the Past yet but it's on tonight's schedule This book is chock full of betrayals double crosses and murder making for a hell of a good straight crime read but it can certainly also stand on its literary meritsPI Peter Red Markham and his partner Jack Fisher have taken on their last case together They are called to the home of Whit Sterling who hired them to find his missing girl Mumsie McGonigle and the fifty six thousand dollars she ran away with The case takes Markham to Mexico where he locates Mumsie who swears she never took the cash only enough to get by on Unfortunately as it turns out Red falls hard for Mumsie He still has to report to Sterling though so the two of them return to California where Markham gives his client the news that he couldn't find her When he thinks he's in the clear the two of them move to a little cabin up near Lake Tahoe planning to stay there until the snow flies then move on to Reno so that Red can open an office there As plans go it's a good one but that particular future just isn't in the cards Flash forward ten years into the future and Red Markham has become Red Bailey He's left the PI business behind for a gas station that he owns in little Bridgeport California and has an entirely new life He spends his time off fishing and has fallen for a much younger little blonde named Ann But underneath his uiet life in this uiet town Red is just biding his time waiting for his past to catch up with him which it does in the form of a summons to Reno From there Bailey is sent to New York to do a job and he has no choice but to comply It's only after he gets there that he realizes that he's been duped and that there may be no way outPast the initial setup once the trap has been sprung Build My Gallows High is the story of Red trying to find a way out the snare that has been very carefully set for him It moves in and out of the past as well as back and forth between the small Northern California town of Bridgeport and the streets of New York making its way back to Red's current situation as he tries to take control of things and clear himself It's extremely well crafted double crosses and betrayals abound as the figurative noose around Bailey's neck gets tighter with each turn of events If the novel rested entirely on its plot it would be a very good read but there's much to it than simply story For example there is such a keen sense of place here as the author moves back and forth contrasting hard edgy New York its streets filled with young hooligans cabbies who ply their trade and know when to keep their mouths shut and gangsters who have no ualms about killing with the natural beauty of small Bridgeport with its flowing streams uiet fishing spots tree lined mountains and people living a good and wholesome lifeWhat I find the most interesting about this book though is not so much the action but rather the focus on the characters Without the time or space to go into them all the standouts begin with Bailey who's just been waiting for the day the past comes knocking on his door to reclaim him and who knows that the decisions he's made in the past will circle back to haunt him some day He is the poster boy for if only thinking about how to get out of his present dilemma so that he and Ann might just be free to start the new life both of them really want one that he's constantly deferring because he lives in this constant state of purgatory Then there's Caldwell the local Bridgeport game keeper who is in love with Ann and has dreams of the two of them together in his cabin in the woods he also makes a decision that may come to haunt him as well but it's a moral one he feels he must make Ann is a uiet beauty blonde small willing to please and trying to do what's right by everyone but there's a very strong willed woman underneath her uiet veneer She is contrasted with the two femme fatales of this book Mumsie and another woman named Meta Carson in New York both seductive and charming but each as deadly as the other Build My Gallows High is such a fine example of true noir goodness that it's easy to recommend it to anyone who is into the genre but hasn't had the good fortune of reading this book yet It is as dark as dark can be and reveals that present and future are both inextricably bound by the choices we make The I stop and think about it the it grows on me and the in love with this book I become