Big Sleep Lecture - Film Noir The Big Sleep 1)Fiction for sure but also a touch of faction 2)Practice of private police or detective goes back a long

Big Sleep Lecture - Film Noir The Big Sleep 1)Fiction for...

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Film Noir: The Big Sleep 1)Fiction for sure, but also a touch of faction; 2)Practice of private police or detective goes back a long time in U.S.: A)U.S. Wild West—regulators! Pinkertons! B)Hired to look into the unsavory affairs of people’s lives; C)Gather facts and Interview People; 1)Types: legal, corporate, insurance, financial, hotel and store; and marital, personal injury. D)Hours are irregular; E)Come from police, insurance, and military backgrounds; 1
F)Involves confrontations; needs licenses; G)Earnings: $14 to $42 T (1998); average in 2003: $35,270; H)Chandler considered best “hard- boiled” crime writer. 3)The Big Sleep and Raymond Chandler: A)Great, wisecracking, repartee storytelling with a convoluted plot that would stump Sherlock Holmes; 1)Murder of Owen Taylor, chauffeur; 2)Start w. blackmail and grows into

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