Seminal Image #687:
Raymond Chandler birthday edition


The Big Sleep
(Howard Hawks; 1946)

2 comments:

Vanwall said...

Marlowe: "You do sell books, hmmm?"

Agnes: "What do these look like, grapefruit!?!"

This little vignette, and the one following, where Dorothy Malone takes off her glasses, and vavoom! - are two of the cleverest pieces ever filmed, with lots nuance and Bogart's complete mastery of Philip Marlowe's droll character, 'specially with his hat brim flipped up, in film chock full to the brim with more of same. Argentine sir-a-mix indeed!

Jeremy Richey said...

This is one of my all time favorite scenes in any film. It never ceases to blow me away when I watch it...the two of them are just incredible together.