Raymond Chandler Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Raymond Chandler Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Many people who have never read a single word of Raymond Chandler’s recognize the name of his fictional hero Philip Marlowe. This recognition results in part from the wide exposure and frequent dilution Chandler’s works have received in media other than print. Several of his novels have been adapted to film repeatedly; Farewell, My Lovely and The Big Sleep, in particular, have been made into motion pictures numerous times—both most recently in the 1970’s. Marlowe has been interpreted on film by such diverse actors as Humphrey Bogart, Dick Powell, Robert Montgomery, George Montgomery, Robert Mitchum, James Garner, and Elliot Gould. Both radio and television series have been based somewhat loosely on...

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