A Video Review and Analysis of ‘The Big Sleep’ (1946)

This one’s a no-brainer, folks! It’s only a classic! 🙂

Join us at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on YouTube today for the discussion Séan Weathers and I have about The Big Sleep! It’s Noir at Noon! Or Half-Past, anyway. 🙂

Can you figure out who killed the chauffeur? 🙂

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6 Responses to A Video Review and Analysis of ‘The Big Sleep’ (1946)

  1. Mark Bacon says:

    I have no idea. Gen. Sternwood? Does a different person kill him in the Mitchum version?

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    • Debbi says:

      Raymond Chandler didn’t know and he wrote the original material. So … your guess is as good as mine. 🙂 I can barely remember the Mitchum version, except that I didn’t like it.


  2. moviefanman says:

    The history of everyone, including the author himself, trying to figure out what really happened to the Sean Reagan character is just as fascinating a study as the film and novel themselves! Some of Lauren Bacall’s initial bad rap with this film is justified in that much of Martha Vickers powerful performance as the wacked out sister was sacrificed to the cutting room floor to save the Studio’s investment in Bacall, though her talent and chemistry with Bogie is what adds flavor to the film. I’m wondering why not doing a 120 minutes plus cut couldn’t be done as the film’s not at all slow or boring.

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  3. Paul says:

    Definitely time for a Big Sleep rewatch. It’s been a long time. I did rewatch “To Have and Have Not” this week, and it was — of course — terrifically entertaining. 🙂

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