Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Farewell My Lovely/Murder My Sweet

... on BBC 2 Thursday August 23 at 12.40 pm.

Directed by Edward Dymitrick, this is one of the best Chandler movies, with an unexpectedly great performance by Dick Powell as Marlowe, even if he falls short of the author's ideal of Cray Grant and the public's preference for Bogart. Better than the Dick Richards 1975 version with Robert Mitchum, which is also good, but  too self-conscious and with a star iwho is a little too old.  Fans of the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski will recognise the source material for its hallucinatory scenes!

Set your DVD recorders!

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