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Not all good novelists can become good playwrights

...well-structured and consistently surprising thriller that both entertains and offers insight on the human animal. THE BIG SLEEP (1946): William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury, The Reivers) avoided the problem of an endlessly confusing...
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...however, simply be a matter of semantics. Bacall, the former wife of Humphrey Bogart and star of such films as "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo," insisted she and Kidman get along famously. The two women acted together once before, with...
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Notable off-screen and on-screen Hollywood couples

...and Lauren Bacall were married after co-starring in 1944's "To Have and Have Not." They teamed up again for "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo." - Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy carried on a 25-year off-screen...
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'Mockingbird's' Atticus leads film heroes, Hannibal is top villain

...Luke." 31. Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts), "Erin Brockovich." 32. Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart), "The Big Sleep." 33. Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), "Fargo." 34. Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller), "Tarzan the Ape...
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Investigators' stereotype is bad fit today

...Poirot); stars of TV series (Mannix or Magnum P.I. ); or film icons (Humphrey Bogart's Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep ). "They've got these preconceived notions that what they see on TV is what we do. They feel dirty coming to us...
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Hollywood doesn't paint more darkly than it does with L.A. noir

...success is in communicating a sense of time, place and peril. An oft-overlooked film well worth checking out. THE BIG SLEEP (1946): No overview of L.A. noir would be complete without acknowledging the father of the genre, Raymond Chandler...
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Sam Spade, 'Maltese Falcon' celebrate 75 years together

...magazines and turned it into literature. Hammett got there first. "The Maltese Falcon" preceded Chandler's "The Big Sleep" by nine years. "The Maltese Falcon" also shows a rich publishing history - more than 4.5 million copies have...
Really big movies still impressive week I promise a list of little movies: THE BIG SLEEP (1946): The Big Sleep, based on the Raymond Chandler novel about private...Chandler, Lebowski has little in common with The Big Sleep. Instead of a blunt-knuckled tough, Lebowski's...
Sam Spade would get a laugh

...cinematic equivalent of Cliff Notes on film noir, showing them snippets from such genre classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and Chinatown. "It's a really different style of acting," he said. "There is that clipped, monotone dialogue...
The Big Sleep: The 83rd Academy Awards in review

Including the red carpet special, I spent more than four hours watching this year's Oscar-cast, and I have this unfortunate verdict: The most interesting part was a promo for a Good Morning America interview with Charlie Sheen. Sayeth Sheen in the promo: "Yeah, I am on a drug - it's called Charlie Sheen!" If only the drug called Charlie Sheen was handed out among the freebies at the Oscars. Here are some highlights and lowlights: