Miller’s Crossing is a movie I will always watch, any time it is on, possibly in breach of other more (economically) pressing engagements. Imagine my delight just now when noticing not only that it’s suddenly available on instant netflix (we are discussing here a hard-copy diskette I had in my hot little hands a few short months ago) but that I can make out some headlines shown in the Coen-imagined Evening Post. The majority of these headlines I recall being illegible when previously pausing the screen with my old roommate Troy.
Here I have recounted all the headlines I could read, and one which I partly cannot.
Politician’s “Aide” Found Dead in Alley
Carbo to Challenge Levander
Municipal Sewage Contracts to O’Bannon
Chinese Money Dips In Canton
Kung (illegible) Chinese
Forced by Weather To Cut Radio Programs
Girl Heckles Mayor
Boys Club Disbands
On the back of The Evening Post is the sports page, seen immediately after, which contains this best (and most Gabriel Byrne-subtle-wince-inducing) headline:
Thunderclap Inured in Racing Mishap
The entire rest of the sports section headlines exclusively concern gangster-controlled horse racing.
Consider the attention to detail. There is text for all these articles, difficult to discern, but clearly legible close up. The Freres Coens had a newspaper made! “Girl Heckles Mayor,” for crying out loud! Required viewing!