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The Big Sleep (Phillip Marlowe)
The Big Sleep (Phillip Marlowe)
by Raymond Chandler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best crime novel I've read, 11 Mar. 2013
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When I realized that "The Big Lebowski" was based on "The Big Sleep," I bought a VHS copy of the "The Big Sleep" movie with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. It is great fun, but it wasn't until I read the novel that I got it. The story is a little complex, but it is good, and after you have the plot down and you have had your fun comparing "The Big Sleep" and "The Big Lebowski," this book still delivers. There is Marlowe, first of all: behind his facade, there is this struggling man, because that is what he is. He is flesh and blood. He has high standards, but being knightly doesn't come easy to him. His loneliness is very real, but not exaggerated. I don't get tired of his way with words. The metaphors and similes are legendary, but there are also other things such as chapter intros. Perhaps the best thing about the book is its detailed realism. You never enter a room or meet a character without descriptions of fabric and colors and smells. You always know the weather, the mood and the temperature. It is a crime story, but it is also a lot, lot more. It isn't without reason that it has all these imitators.


Illegal & Big Steal [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Illegal & Big Steal [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The comments for "Illegal" STINK!, 18 Sept. 2011
I enjoy this set a whole lot and have spent this weekend watching all ten movies (Film Noir 4) with the commentary track on. It was extremely interesting, and my favorite was the one with James Ellroy. The one I hated, but you still need to see it, was "Illegal." It's a great movie, but they brought in the 80+ year old Nina Foch to do commentary together with a film historian. She spends the entire 80 minutes bitching about how terribly bad movies were back then. Needless to say, she died two years later. I don't know where she spends eternity, but I sure hope she doesn't complain like she does on the Commentary track for "Illegal."


Slow Train Coming [HYBRID SACD]
Slow Train Coming [HYBRID SACD]
Offered by rarerarerare
Price: £54.99

32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, 19 May 2006
When Bob Dylan became a Christian, he changed a lot, including his writing, singing and music and musicians and everything. But he did that before and he's done it since. He only did one Slow Train Coming and no one else has done anything else like it. Highlights for me are Slow Train, Gotta Serve Somebody, Gonna Change My Way of Thinking, and Man Gave Names to the Animals. Others have other favorites. The SACD version sounds so good that it's hardly believeable. Knopfler definitely left his fingerprints all over, as did the producer and the other musicians. They're extremely tight and groovy. A perfect blend of rock and soul and funk and gospel. There you have it.


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