Twin Oaks

That was when I hit this Twin Oaks Tavern. It was nothing but a roadside sandwich joint, like a million others in California. There was a lunchroom part, and over that the house part, where they lived, and off to one side a filling station, and out back a half dozen shacks that they called an auto court. I blew in there in a hurry and began looking down the road. When the Greek showed, I asked if a guy had been by in a Cadillac. He was to pick me up here, I said, and we were to have lunch. Not today, said the Greek. He layed a place at one of the tables and asked me what I was going to have. I said orange juice, corn flakes, fried eggs and bacon, enchilada, flapjacks, and coffee. Pretty soon he came out with the orange juice and the corn flakes.

James Caine’s The Postman Always Rings Twice

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2 Responses to Twin Oaks

  1. scottlo says:

    Funny, I thought I’d had an original idea to do flashing neon in the GIF. Seems once again you’ve been there and done that.

    This looks awesome, Jim. I love the light on the couple in the doorway fades as the light flashes off.

  2. Reverend says:


    Certainly didn’t mean it as thunder stealing, in fact I was having fun because I have been digging your GIFs so mucha s of late. In fact, I was thinking more along the lines of these awesome GIFs by Mr Whaite when I was thinking about neon signs:

    As for film signs, I think the Pepsi sign in Cobra would be one I would like to do. That was the scene wherein I realized how crass Hollywood could be at selling corporate wares on the silver screen.

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