Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAYMOND CHANDLER ... SOME NOIR PRESENTS

Noir grandfather Raymond Chandler would have been 125 years old.

Raymond Chandler, one of of noir's most influential and prolific writers would have turned 125 on July 23. To celebrate the man and his legacy, enjoy the following 'gifts' ...

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES DOCUMENTARY ON THE MAKING OF 'DOUBLE INDEMNITY'


Enjoy this 37-minute treasure trove of the quintessential film noir 'Double Indemnity,' co-written by Chandler and director Billy Wilder. The 1946 film was based on James M. Cain's novel of the same name. The script was nominated for an Academy Award.


THE 'MARLOWE' RADIO SHOWS


This is just pure gold for anyone who enjoys the old radio shows of yesteryear. Enjoy the following shows that ran from the late-forties to the early fifties, starring both Van Heflin and Gerald Mohr as the hard-boiled shamus.


'THE LONG GOODBYE' THEME


Elliott Gould starred as the unlikely Philip Marlowe in 1973's neo-noir "The Long Goodbye," directed by the legendary Robert Altman (I loved it). Love it or hate it, the theme song was more than catchy.




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