Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Movie Marlowe

Date: 31 Jan 2007

In a message dated 1/31/07 6:22:26 AM, writes:

>   I think Chandler and Altman were alike in using Marlowe to explore how
> screwed up Californians are.

a big part of what makes Chandler unique is his sense of Los Angeles as a character. this absolutely comes across in Altman's film. it is not the underbelly of Los Angeles of the 30s - 50s. but it is without question the dark side of the dream L.A. was in that particular moment in time

and just as Miller's Crossing is their take on Hammett and Blood Simple their paen to James M. Cain, one of the most Chandlerian films ever made is the Coen Bros homage to the author- The Big Lebowski

John Lau

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