The Pledge by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Among the more sardonic twists of the post- modern mystery is a new character type, the failed detective. The best known realization of this concept comes from Roman Polanski’s 1974 film Chinatown, which brilliantly evoked the classic noir mysteries of the past, while undermining almost every one of their familiar premises and clichés. Here, the mystery…
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