RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Watching the Detectives" on Chandler/Marlowe

From: Michael Chong (
Date: 21 Jul 2000

On 16 July 2000, William Denton wrote:

: My nearby (Buffalo, New York) PBS station is showing the third of the
: "Watching the Detectives" series next Thursday, and it's on Chandler and
: Marlowe.

I caught the last half of it and was surprised on how much they focused upon Hammett.

The documentary also stated that both Hammett and Chandler were influenced by Hemingway. I'm pretty sure rara avians have dealt with this assumption before, but I find it unfounded. I've read that Hemingway read Hammett before he started writing his novels.


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