RE: RARA-AVIS: Noir Films: DJ Mark

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 21 Aug 2003


The restored Big Sleep came out in the past few years, after Touch of Evil, I think. It has several scenes that were later replaced by some new scenes featuring flirting between Bogart and Bacall to capitalize on the success of their pairing in To Have and Have Not. Overall, the version everyone knows and loves works better, However, they should have left in the scene in the cop station where the various murders to that point were explained. It helps a whole hell of a lot. I haven't bought it yet, but I'm pretty sure the DVD has both versions, plus a short documentary about the changes.


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