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!
(1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by American-British writer The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective,, Philip Marlowe.
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is a 1946 American film noir directed by The Big Sleep 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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Show Notes / Sources
Our Monthly Pop-In Event (July)
The Maltese Falcon (
book and film)
Black Mask Magazine
The Continental Op
Double Indemnity (
book and film)
The High Window
Black Lives Matter
HP Lovecraft was a racist
Epilepsy and Mental Health
“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