The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

DVD - 2014
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Philip Marlowe returns in the 1978's version which transposes novelist Raymond Chandler's famous detective tale from the Los Angeles of the past to present day England. What appears to be a routine blackmail case for Marlowe soon spirals into murder and madness.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Shout Factory,, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA BIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Stephen L Manning
Jun 27, 2017

Not a good film. Sarah Miles should not have been cast in this or any other movie.

7duffy Dec 22, 2014

Some good things in this remake but basically, bad 1970's filmaking. Robert Mitchum actually captures Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe better than Humphrey Bogart. Bogie played Marlowe like he was Sam Spade and they are not the same character. All the soft humor was lost. HB was great as Spade and not bad as Marlowe. Mitchum on the other hand, captures the Marlowe character's humor and humane-ness. The only problem is that Mitch is past his prime in this movie and made to strut around with 1970's longish hair and in suits with wide lapels and flair pants. If he was 5-10 years younger and the picture was done as 1930's or 40's period piece, it would have been much better. Jimmy Stewart in a small, almost cameo role, was better than the notable English supporting cast: Oliver Reed, Joan Collins, Edward Fox and Sarah Miles. Candy Clark's character belonged in "The Exorcist" not The Big Sleep. What was up with that ??? The orginal film wins out, imho, but Bob Mitchum does bring something to the role of Phillip Marlowe that Bogie did not.

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