RARA-AVIS: RE: The Big Sleep

From: Dick Lochte ( dlock@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 14 Sep 2000

Sorry, no Lux on "The Big Sleep" DVD. But you get both versions of the film.

You do get a Lux adaptation of "The Third Man" on the Criterion DVD. You also get a reading of Graham Greene's treatment and an episode of The Lives of Harry Lime, a radio series starring Orson Welles. But the big deal here is the movie itself. It's my favorite film. I've seen it a dozen times or more and this stunningly beautiful, digitally restored print is like seeing it for the first time.

The hero is the antithesis of hardboiled, but, if nothing else, the ending should edge the movie into that category. There's also a very interesting history of the movie, "In Search of The Third Man," by biographer Charles Drazin (Limelight).

Dick Lochte

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> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 15:10:32 -0400 (EDT)
> From: William Denton < buff@pobox.com>
> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Big Sleep
> This THE BIG SLEEP DVD, does it have any old-time radio on it? I saw some
> listings for a couple of DVDs that had Lux Radio Theatre versions of the
> movies, and in one case an episode of a spin-off radio series.

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