57. The Big Sleep

Join Kaylia and Matthew for a deepish dive into The Big Sleep. They talk mystery vs noir vs detective genres, and how a novel about a depressed man against the world taking solace in his booze turned into a screwball rom-com less worried about the plot and more interested in showcasing a romantic happy ending story for its stars. Plus, Star Trek trivia, the sexy bookseller, a few notes about epilepsy vs mental illness, and an extensive amount of title-name dropping. Enjoy!

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by American-British writer Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective,, Philip Marlowe.

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The Big Sleep is a 1946 American film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of the 1939 novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler. The film stars Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in a story about the “process of a criminal investigation, not its results”. William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay

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This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Special Guest

Matthew aka The Ghosthropologist

Host of the Ghosthropology Podcast

Matthew is an archeologist by trade, a ghost story aficionado by hobby, a guitarist by practice, and Kaylia’s husband by pure luck. You can email him at ghosthropology@gmail.com

Book and movie recap runs from 3.29 – 12.05

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Show Notes / Sources

Our Monthly Pop-In Event (July)

The Maltese Falcon (book and film)

Black Mask Magazine

Miss Marple

Sherlock Holmes

Hercule Poirot

Dashiell Hammett


The Continental Op

Double Indemnity (book and film)


The High Window

Mike Hammer

Black Lives Matter


Hays Code

HP Lovecraft was a racist 

Epilepsy and Mental Health

Red Harvest

The “Aspect Method” and Kaylia’s book review blog

The Lady in the Lake (book and film)Smack My Bitch Up (an explanation… and if you are interested, the music video itself)







The Man on The Flying Trapeze


Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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