RARA-AVIS: Re: Bogie

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "kevinburtonsmith" <kvnsmith@...> wrote:

> Reheated in that his Marlowe didn't seem all that different from his
Spade. Powell just fits my
> picture of Marlowe better, a man tough enough to do what he did, but
smart enough to laugh
> at himself -- and able to do a little shuffle without looking like a

Thanks, I didn't understand that you were comparing Marlowe to Spade.

> I LIKE Bogart -- and he did a great job in THE BIG SLEEP as Howard
Hawks' Marlowe, but I
> think Powell was a little closer to Chandler's Marlowe.

You may be right, though Marlowe is pretty enigmatic. Half cad, half nice guy. Not that different from Dan Turner, language and literary quality aside...



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