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The Big Sleep (1946)

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Bibliography:

Books:

Based on:

  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (New York, 1939).

Featured in:

  • The Big Sleep by David Thomson (London: British Film Institute, 1997).

Referenced in:

  • Hawks on Hawks edited by Joseph McBride (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981).
  • The Movie book of film noir edited by Ian Cameron (London: Studio Vista, 1992).
  • Creating the couple : love, marriage, and Hollywood performance by Virginia Wright Wexman (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1993)  25.
  • Film Criticism and Carictures 1943-1953 by Richard Winnington (London: Elek Books Ltd., 1976) 58-59.
  • Film Art by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson (Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1979) 75-80.
  • Narration in the Fiction Film by David Bordwell (London: Meuthen, 1985) 65-73,126-128.
  • The Big Sleep: From the Novel to the Film by Bocca Cizia (Thesis: Universita degli studi di Venezia, 1987).
  • Killer in the rain by Raymond Chandler; with an introduction by Philip Durham
    (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964). 
  • Film scripts edited by George P. Garrett, O. B. Hardison, Jr. and Jane R. Gelfman (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971).
  • The Critical Response to Raymond Chandler edited by J.K. Van Dover (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995) 145-157.
  • The power of the image : essays on representation and sexuality by Annette Kuhn (London; Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985).
  • Raymond Chandler and film by William Luhr (Tallahassee: Florida State University Press; Gainesville, FL: University Presses of Florida, distributor, c1991)
  • Storytelling and Mythmaking: Images from Film and Literature by Frank McConnell (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979) 144-150.
  • The fatal woman : sources of male anxiety in American film noir, 1941-1991 by James F. Maxfield (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, c1996).
  • Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler edited by Frank McShane (New York: Columbia University Press, 1981) 30-31, 75-76, 132-133, 155-156, 196-197.
  • Raymond Chandler on Screen: His Novels Into Films by Stephen Pendo (Metchen, NJ: 1976) 38-62, 212-214.
  • The Genius of the System by Thomas Schatz (New York: Pantheon, 1988) 423-427.
  • The Modern American novel and the movies edited by Gerald Peary and Roger Shatzkin (New York: Ungar, c1978).
  • Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City by Nicholas Christopher (New York: Free Press, c1997) 242-243.
  • America in the dark : Hollywood and the gift of unreality by David Thomson (New York: Morrow, 1977) 176-177.
  • The detective in Hollywood by Jon Tuska (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1978) 314-319.
For more information about locating any of the above books, visit this page: Classic Movie Merchandise: Books.

Articles:

Featured in:

  • Hogue, Peter.  "The Big Sleep."  Movietone News n.57 (22 Feb. 1978).
  • Pym, John.  "The Big Sleep."  Monthly Film Bulletin (September 1978).
  • Brackett, Leigh.  "From Big Sleep to the Long Goodbye and More or Less How We Got There."  Take One 4.1 (1974): 26-29.
  • Bellour, Raymond.  "The Obvious and the Code."  Screen 15.4 (Winter 1974 / 1975): 7-17.
  • Blades, John.  "The Big Sleep."  Film Heritage 5.4 (Summer 1970): 7-15.
  • Castille, Philip Dubuisson.  "Compson and Sternwooods: William Faulkner's "Appendix" and The Big Sleep."  Post Script n.13 (Summer 1994): 54-61.
  • Davis, Paxton.  "Bogart, Hawks, and The Big Sleep Revisited - Frequently."  Film Journal 1.2 (Summer 1971): 3-9.
  • Hogue, Peter.  "Hawks, Chandler, and The Big Sleep."  Movietone News n.57 (Feb. 1978): 12-16.
  • Kuhn, Annette.  "The Big Sleep: A Disturbance in the Sphere of Sexuality."  Wide Angle 4.3 (1980): 4-11.
  • Lev, Peter.  "The Big Sleep: Production History and Authorship."  Canadian Review of American Studies 19.1 (Spring 1988): 1-21.
  • Librach, Ronald S.  "Adaptation and Ontology: The Impulse Towards Closure in Howard Hawk's Version of 'The Big Sleep'."  Literature-Film Quarterly 19.3 (July 1991).
  • Maxfield, James F.  "Love in the Dark: Howard Hawk's Film Version of The Big Sleep."  Clues: A Journal of Detection 14.1 (Spring-Summer 1993): 11-20.
  • Monaco, James.  "Notes on The Big Sleep - Thirty Years Later."  Sight and Sound 44.1 (Winter 1974 / 1975): 34-38.
  • Orr, Christopher.  "The Trouble with Harry: On the Hawks Version of The Big Sleep."  Wide Angle 5.2 (1982): 66-71.
  • Ponder, Anne.  "The Big Sleep: Romance Rather Than Detective Film."   Armchair Detective: A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Appreciation of Mystery, Detective, and Suspense Fiction 17.2 (Spring 1984): 171-174.
  • Shatzkin, Roger.  "The Big Sleep."  Take One 7.2 (1979): 29.
  • Simpson, Hassell A.  ""A Butcher's Thumb": Oral-digital Consciousness in 'The Big Sleep' and Other Novels of Raymond Chandler."   Journal of Popular Culture 25.1 (Summer 1991).
  • Thomson, David.  "At the Acme Book Shop."  Sight and Sound (Spring 1981): 122-125.

Referenced in:

  • Wood, Robin.  "Acting Up."  Film Comment 12.2 (March / April 1976): 20-25.
  • Wexman, Virgninia.  "Kinesics & Film Acting."   Journal of Popular Film 7.1 (1978): 42-45.
  • Gregory, Charles.  "Knight Without Meaning?: Marlowe on  the Screen."   Sight and Sound 40.3 (Summer 1973):155-159.
  • Jensen, Paul.  "Raymond Chandler: The World You Live In."  Film Comment (Nov/ Dec 1974): 18-26.

Other citations:

  • Box Office (17 Aug 1946).
  • Daily Variety (13 Aug 1946): 3.
  • Film Daily (14 Aug 1946): 5.
  • Hollywood Reporter (10 Oct 1944): 1.
  • Hollywood Reporter (2 Jan 1946): 8.
  • Hollywood Reporter (13 Aug 1946): 3.
  • Hollywood Reporter (26 Aug 1946): 6.
  • Motion Picture Herald Product Digest (16 Dec 1944): 2230.
  • Motion Picture Herald Product Digest (3 Aug 1946): 3126.
  • Motion Picture Herald Product Digest (17 Aug 1946): 3149.
  • New York Times (24 Aug 1946): 6.
  • Variety (14 Aug 1946): 10.

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