Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: The Big Sleep (1946)

This week's "Oldie Goldies" selection serves up a dense film-noir - "The Big Sleep". This film features an intricate plot that can be quite a challenge to follow. Heck, I can barely explain what happens! Despite this, it still manages to be entertaining due to its wit and magnetic performances.

Classic Quote
"VIVIAN RUTLEDGE: I don't like your manners.
PHILIP MARLOWE: I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them long winter evenings."

Classic Scene
"Getting Wet"

Classic Character
Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart)

Did you know?
During filming, allegedly neither the director nor the screenwriters knew whether chauffeur Owen Taylor was murdered or had killed himself.

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