Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Marlowe movies as Bracketted: Harbin

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 02 Jul 2003

I don't know how useful Faulkner was in The Big Sleep. Scriptwriting is a different art. Some, but not many, fiction writers can do both (Brackett, Gores and and Westlake, for example).

Writing snappy dialogue for Bogart and Bacall doesn't seem to fit Faulkner. The way he combines action with dialogue is as different from Chandler as it could be.

I read that he didn't like to talk about his work for Hollywood. The few comments he made about it were negative
(he did say that the money was good). A big fish in a filthy pond, drowning in whisky. A pure Southerner doing the California breezy, a bad fit.



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