[QDR #64] Classic Cinema Wednesday #10 – The Big Sleep (1946)

Gary Smith

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  1. Good review, man. I had a similar reaction to this one. While it is a great film noir, the plot gets convoluted quickly. I had a hard time keeping up with it, and that’s even with me having read a good chunk of the book. I would like to revisit it again someday to see if it’s easier to keep up with things the second time around.

    • Gary Smith says:

      If/when you revisit again, let me know how it is upon a second viewing. I don’t think I could sit through it again, at least not anytime soon.

      I’m quite disappointed that Amazon Instant Prime no longer has Casablanca available for free streaming though, as it was when I added it to my watch list. Bogart’s performance here really made me want to watch it soon,

  2. Jules M. says:

    Good review. I really like this movie, plot aside. Bogie’s great in it, and speaking of movie’s with plots that are downright impossible to follow, this is the movie that one of my all time favorites, The Big Lebowski, was based off of.

    I love me some Bogart movies (used to have a life sized stand up of the guy in my room as a kid)… Casablanca is a must see, but for me, the best Bogart performances are as follows… The Maltese Falcon (especially his scene at the end) The Petrified Forest (his breakthrough role)…and the Treasure of the Sierra Madre.. (watching him go gold crazy is something to behold)…

    Also among my favorites: Key Largo, To Have and Have Not, and the African Queen.

    • Gary Smith says:

      Still need to see The Big Lebowski after having read your review of it.

      The Maltese Falcon is on my list for this series, but I don’t know when I’ll get to it.

      We’ll see if Bogart can top Cary Grant, whom I’ve become a big fan of since starting this series.

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