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what about: Film Noir! (with access to ” the Maltese Falcon” and “The Big Sleep”


Film Noir

The Maltese Falcon (1941 film)

The Maltese Falcon (1941 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Film noir is a style of film characterized by low-key lighting, bleak urban settings, and corrupt, cynical characters who find themselves entangled in the criminal underworld. This dark genre, which gave rise to the film archetypes of the hardboiled private detective and the femme fatale, was especially popular in Hollywood in the 1940s. Classic examples of film noir include The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep. Who first coined the term film noir, and what does it mean? More… Discuss

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– Watch the “the Maltese Falcon here or on You Yube!

 


Raymond Chandler (1888)

Chandler was an American novelist who had an immense impact on the detective genre. His well-plotted and brutally realistic novels, among them The Big Sleep, depict the seedy lowlife of Los Angeles and feature Philip Marlowe, a hard-boiled yet honorable private detective who became the prototype for the tough-guy private eye of many subsequent American detective novels. Before beginning his fiction writing career in the 1930s, Chandler held an executive position in what industry? More… Discuss

The Big Sleep – Chapter 1 by Raymond Chandler (read by Tom O’Bedlam): Not a word out of place!


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See that little magnifying glass above? Click on it. A Search Box opens. Put in anything about the poem you’re looking for. Part of the title. The poet’s name. A brief quotation will probably find it. Try it and see…

If you remember Hancock’s Half Hour, you might also remember that Tony Hancock wore socks with gold clocks on them. If you didn’t know why then, now you do. 

Raymond Chandler virtually single-handedly invented this genre of Private Eye Fiction, which gave birth to the Film Noir and influenced a generation of readers and movie goers. 
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