If Raymond Chandler had written comedy, he’d have been P G Wodehouse. If Wodehouse had written crime, he’d have been Raymond Chandler.
Besides the prolonged and continued adoration of Mad Men, there is also the latest telling quote from writer Aaron Sorkin, who on a press tour for his widely derided new show, The Newsroom, lamented that he wasn‘t alive in the 1940s. “I think I would have done very well, as a writer, in the forties,” he told the Globe and Mail’s Sarah Nicole Prickett. “I think the last time America was a great country was then, or not long after. It was before Vietnam, before Watergate.
Before integration. Before Title IX. During lynchings.
I hate the Greatest Generation.
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