RARA-AVIS: Re: Bogie

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:

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> But if the quality of the Hawks film had inspired the
> franchise we might have had a Marlowe franchise before
> the James Bond franchise. The Sherlock Holmes
> franchise was successful

For good or worse, Bogart put a face on the quintessential film PI. But when I read Chandler, I don't put a face on Marlowe, and the same happens with a lot of PIs and other hardboiled heroes. I see them as shadows, mainly operational characters rather than existential. And when such characters are described explicitly, I tend to skip ahead.

So, my Marlowe on the page doesn't evoke Bogart or any particular face.



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