Maclean’s magazine TV writer-blogger Jamie J. Weinman has had plenty to say recently about the 1946 Howard Hawks film version of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. After sounding off about how “the whole movie comes off as Hawks’s excuse to feature as many beautiful women as possible,” Weinman has now cut a variety of scenes from that feature together, to prove his point. “Not until the James Bond movies,” he contends, “would there be so many random women giving the hero lustful glances, or inviting him over to their place.” You can see the clips here. And read all of Weinman’s comments here, here, here, and here.
READ MORE: “Clips from The Big Sleep,” by Steve Lewis (Mystery*File).