Cinema: White Meat

DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID

Directed by Carl Reiner

Screenplay by Carl Reiner, George Gipe and Steve Martin

Midnight in the big bad city. Down by the docks the mood was as warm and moist and treacherous as Ava Gardner's parted lips, and the moonless sky was swarming with metaphors. I was prowling those mean streets, not looking for trouble. It knew where to find me.

That spring night I was nosing through Noirland on the track of a sharpie named Steve Martin. Seems he's been breaking and entering the great movie genres of the past. Martin started off cleverly enough. Who cared...

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