Re: RARA-AVIS: A Whiff of Sulphur -- Eureka!

Date: 06 Dec 2007

William wrote:

"Altman -- or whoever wrote the screenplay -- seems to take that sense of the book and pull it into a contemporary setting as if to confirm Chandler's fears. The Long Goodbye isn't Chandler's Marlowe. It's the Marlowe that would have been had he lived now."

Leigh Brackett, cowriter of The Big Sleep screenplay, wrote it. And she says pretty much exactly this in her essay about it, collected in the The BIg Book of Noir.


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