Dienstag, 8. November 2011

The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946) - TSPDT #263

 A detective gets hired to... unearth the one secret he was not supposed to discover.

Basically, the archetype of all entertainment crime films. Very easy to watch and some really memorable scenes and dialogue. Lauren Bacall makes an extraordinary impression, basically, because she is so sphinx-like. All the other actors are also quite impressive, even from small parts.

The story might not be the greatest crime story ever and this transforms into the one or other problems with the structure. Generally, although highly enjoyable, is didn't feel very "real" - ie there's practically no naturalistic sense, which makes some of the characters a little bit too cardboard like for my taste.

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