Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir

Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir

by Gene D. Phillips

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ISBN-13: 9780813190426
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Chronologyxvii
Prologue: Trouble in Paradisexix
1Introduction: Dead of Night1
Part 1Knight and the City: The Films of Chandler's Fiction
2Paint It Black: Chandler as Fiction Writer13
3The Lady Is a Tramp: The Falcon Takes Over; Murder, My Sweet; and Farewell, My Lovely20
4Knight Moves: Two Films of The Big Sleep48
5Down among the Rotting Palms: Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon73
6Dead in the Water: Lady in the Lake94
7Decline and Fall: Marlowe117
8Modern Times: The Long Goodbye137
Part 2Exiled in Babylon: Chandler's Screenplays
9Lured: Double Indemnity165
10No Way to Treat a Lady: The Blue Dahlia and Other Screenplays183
11Dance with the Devil: Strangers on a Train and Playback202
12The Stag at Eve: Poodle Springs and Other Telefilms223
Epilogue: Endless Night242
Notes251
Selected Bibliography275
Filmography283
Index297

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