Essays Tagged: "Big Sleep"

Analyse the representation of masculinity and femininity in one genre or body of work and discuss the portrial of black actros in Hollywood

ostensibly a comedy of contrived situations. The same concept has been repeatedly made, in which a bigoted man is forced (often through fantasy) to confront his racism. Jeff the lead actor [white mal ... ave some zest to the films. One of the most recognized films of the Noir genre would have to be The Big Sleep the name itself being a metaphor for death.The Big Sleep opens with private detective Phil ...

(8 pages) 106 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

"Fiction in any form is always intended to be realistic" An exploration of this quote and its relation to the genre of Crime Fiction.

f the works of the simple 'who dunnits' of Arthur Conan such as the Sussex Vampire (19.. ) with The Big Sleep (1940), LA Confidential (1990) and Snow Falling on Cedars (1998) reveals the nature of the ... with Dashiell Hammett, who "took murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley".The Big Sleep by Howard Hawkes reflects upon a society in which "Ever since the Depression, disillusionm ...

(7 pages) 87 0 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler The importance of setting in 'The Big Sleep'

Discuss the importance of the setting, or milieu, in The Big Sleep.Throughout The Big Sleep, Chandler is not concerned solely with the solution of the murder ... so adds to the strong sense of foreboding throughout the novel. The rain is constant throughout The Big Sleep, as if it were an attempt to 'clean' the streets of L.A. and those that walk them. Chandle ...

(5 pages) 56 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

'The Big Sleep' Film By Howard Hawkes, Review

th Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. It is the changes Hawke's made in the process of adapting the big sleep from text to cinema that make this new film a trip to the cinemas.The Big Sleep has many i ... fronts a pornography business helps to establish a climate of corruption, immorality and overall ambiguity for the viewer.The archetypal film noir atmosphere created in TBS is characterized by an att ...

(4 pages) 33 0 2.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Big Sleep" (by Howard Hawks)Review

tt & Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond ChandlerU.S. Distributor: Warner BrothersThe Big Sleep, directed by Howard Hawks is a classic of the film noir genre, that is true to the novel i ... of class, but I don't know how, how far you can go.Vivian: A lot depends on who's in the saddle.The Big Sleep, in reference to death, is appealing mainly because of the way Howard Hawks captures momen ...

(2 pages) 38 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Summary of "The Big Sleep"

d? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to ... othered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the n ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.4 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An Example of American Literature. Short essay on 20th century American Literature using Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep" as an example

settings in these books. A quintessential example of these types of books is Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, shows both corruption and hate, but with a twist of chivalrous acts that make the book ev ... not do his work for the money; he does it because the community needs it. He is in the crime-filled big city of Los Angeles. His chivalrous ways are antagonized by the prostitute-like women, numerous ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Title: "Corruption in the Big Sleep" - This essay explores the corruption of society found in "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler.

"The Big Sleep" is about a private detective that is trying to solve a blackmailing case for a dying mill ... es show how the people of the city are corrupt. A person uses a newspaper to understand, but in The Big Sleep the newspapers lie about the truth. One example of the dishonesty of the newspapers is see ... iduals who act like Carmen or Mars then the society becomes ruined as a whole.Another theme of "The Big Sleep" is the role of Marlowe as immoral yet heroic protagonist. His immorality is found in his ...

(4 pages) 43 0 1.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The of marlowes excessive drin

The Role of Marlowe's Excessive Drinking Throughout the book "The Big Sleep" the character Marlowe is a detective working in Criminal Justice. This job seems to bring ... driving, and abuse of women. Or if he continues to live life around alcohol he will end up in "The Big Sleep."

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


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(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Issues of Character: Noir and Neo-noir          Noir and neo-noir

films bring to audiences everywhere a sense of mystery, gloom, and unsettlement. Films such as The Big Sleep, Pulp Fiction, and specially The Usual Suspects are perfect examples of the how noir and n ... troduced into American homes more blood, gore, and fatal realism than ever before in television and big-screen history; leading to a desensitization of the public and also topics previously off limits ...

(9 pages) 1281 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Film Analysis of Big Sleep and A Soldiers Story

UM150June 7, 2010�Color versus Black-and-White in FilmLearning Team A elected to analyze The Big Sleep in black and white film and A Soldier's Story in color. The team's main objective was to c ... editing, transition, moral, and director's intent.Primary Focus and RankingThe primary focus of The Big Sleep was the characters, followed (in order) by the plot, style, and ideas. The characters in t ...

(10 pages) 26 0 0.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

the big sleep

BER: 991351103SUBMITTED TO: ADAM HONSINGERThis whole review revolves around the Motion Picture "The Big Sleep" and many aspects of movie including the personalities will be highlighted and my focus wi ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis