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The big sleep

Author: David Thomson; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 1997.
Series: BFI film classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Big Sleep: Marlowe and Vivian practising kissing; General Sternwood shivering in a hothouse full of orchids; a screenplay, co-written by Faulkner, famously mysterious and difficult to solve. Released in 1946, Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler reunited Bogart and Bacall and gave them two of their most famous roles. The mercurial but ever-manipulative Hawks dredged humour and happiness out of film noir.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Howard Hawks; Howard Hawks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Thomson; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0851706320 9780851706320
OCLC Number: 36408124
Description: 73 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series Title: BFI film classics.
Responsibility: David Thomson.
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Thi stext shows how "The Big Sleep" signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema, as the director Howard Hawks shot extra scenes, "fun" scenes, to replace the ones in which the murders are  Read more...

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