The story goes that Hawks telegrsmmed Raymond Chandler SO WHO KILLED X?Nicolas wrote: ↑Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 pmThe Big Sleep (1946) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Elisha Cook Jr. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Fun to watch film noir but with an incomprehensible plot.
Synopsis from IMDB: "Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
The reply was I DONT KNOW YOU TELL ME.
Chandler is hard to adapt because of the legendary complexity of his plots.
But one reads Chandler for the characters and the settings and the exquisite language. Not the plots.
The Big Sleep is a meditation on good and evil.
The movie honours it. The book, arguably, is better. But the movie does justice to the novel.