Big Sleep

965 WordsDec 12, 20054 Pages
How does your chosen film adhere to or diverge from the generic convention at play within the genre of the chosen film? ‘The Big Sleep' (1946) starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is one of Raymond Chandler's best hard-boiled detective mysteries transformed in to a Film Noir, private detective film classic. The Big Sleep is the best example of a classic Warner Brothers mystery. It is very complex, confusing L.A. private eye Phillip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled with murders, pornographers, nightclub rouges and the indulged rich. Humphrey Bogart plays Raymond Chandlers' legendary gumshoe and director Howard Hawks serves up quick paced character encounters mainly evolving Lauren Bacall, all…show more content…
After this particular scene detective Marlowe follows Geiger and Carol Lundgren home from the bookstore to Geiger's house. Jo Brody, Geiger's blackmail and pornography associate, is already at the house, but his station wagon is in the back and Marlowe doesn't know he's there. Marlowe watches at the front of the house. After a while there is a gun - shot and two cars flee the scene. Geiger was probably taking pornographic photographic photographs of Carmen who is high on drugs. When he gets her out of the house and home to her sister they concocted a story to get her out of trouble. This whole sector of the film is filled with moral corruption. We also get a glimpse of more corruption within this film when Brody and Agnes, the lady at the bookstore go to Geiger's store to collect the pornography and blackmail stuff before the police find out that Geiger's dead and start an investigation. The blackmail starts when Brody in Geiger's place gets Agnes to tell Mrs Rutledge and inform her that he has a picture of Carmen to sell for $5000. She then tells Marlowe about it when she comes to see him at his office because she's trying to figure out what the picture is and what Brody knows. So far she's only been blackmailed by Eddie Mars and is worried Brody is a new part of this. The entirety of ‘The Big Sleep' is based around corruption and misconduct there are six murders that occur in total through the film and one happens
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