The Big Sleep - BFI Film Classics

The Big Sleep - BFI Film Classics

by David Thomson, Raymond Chandler
     
 

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This text shows how The Big Sleep signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema, as the director Howard Hawks shot extra scenes, "fun" scenes, to replace the ones in which the murders are explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved.

Overview

This text shows how The Big Sleep signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema, as the director Howard Hawks shot extra scenes, "fun" scenes, to replace the ones in which the murders are explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851706320
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
BFI Film Classics Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

David Thomson is the author of, among other books, The Biographical Dictionary of Film and Rosebud, a biography of Orson Wells.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 23, 1888
Date of Death:
March 26, 1959
Place of Birth:
Chicago Illinois
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
Education:
Educated in England, France, and Germany

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