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Robert Mitchum reprised the role of Marlowe in the remade UK classic mystery The Big Sleep (1978), with the setting transferred from a 1940s Los Angeles to an updated 1970s London. I assume they have all the usual vices, besides those they've invented for themselves. Marlowe, it's because my hold on life is too slight to include any Victorian hypocrisy.
Behind the credits, a silhouetted couple light cigarettes, and then leave them burning in an ashtray. I need hardly add that any man who has lived as I have and who indulges for the first time in parenthood at my age deserves all he gets.
And I don't mind your ritzing me, or drinking your lunch out of a bottle, but don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me.
[Chandler took segments of two of his own, previously-published stories that appeared in Black Mask magazine: "Killer in the Rain," and "The Curtain."] It was directed by the legendary Howard Hawks, scripted by Nobel laureate William Faulkner (with additional assistance from Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman), and scored by composer Max Steiner.
The Big Sleep is the best example of a classic Warner Bros. It is a very complex, confusing, logic-defying whodunit with a quintessential private detective (Marlowe), false leads, unforgettable dialogue and wisecracks, raw-edged characters, sexy women (including the two daughters of a dying millionaire, a bookseller, and others), tough action, gunplay, a series of electrifying scenes, and screen violence.
He had a hell-raising image, but it was tremendous to work with him. "He may not have always made the best films but he was always superb. In 1940, he married his high- school sweetheart, Dorothy Spence, and settled down to raising a family and working for a Californian aircraft company.
Unhappy there, he signed on as an extra in "pictures", as he always called films.
The main protagonists in the convoluted film appear equally as confused about the plot (the who did what to whom, what, when, and why questions) during clue-chasing as audiences on first viewing.