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(Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir.pdf) More than any other writer Raymond Chandler is responsible for raising detective stories from the level of pulp fiction to literature Chandler s hard boiled private eye Philip Marlowe set the standard for rough brooding heroes who managed to maintain a strong sense of moral conviction despite a cruel and indifferent world br br Chandler s seven novels including i The Big Sleep i and i The Long Goodbye i with their pessimism and grim realism had a direct influence on the emergence of film noir Chandler worked to give his crime novels the flavor of his adopted city Los Angeles which was still something of a frontier town rife with corruption and lawlessness In addition to novels Chandler wrote short stories and penned the screenplays for several films including i Double Indemnity i and i Strangers on a Train i His work with Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock on these projects was fraught with the difficulties of collaboration between established directors and an author who disliked having to edit his writing on demand br br i Creatures of Darkness i is the first major biocritical study of Chandler in twenty years Gene Phillips explores Chandler s unpublished script for i Lady in the Lake i examines the process of adaptation of the novel i Strangers on a Train i discusses the merits of the unproduced screenplay for i Playback i and compares Howard Hawks s director s cut of i The Big Sleep i with the version shown in theaters Through interviews he conducted with Wilder Hitchcock Hawks and Edward Dmytryk over the past several decades Phillips provides deeper insight into Chandler s sometimes difficult personality br br Chandler s wisecracking Marlowe has spawned a thousand imitations i Creatures of Darkness i lucidly explains the author s dramatic impact on both the literary and cinematic worlds demonstrating the immeasurable debt that both detective fiction and the neo noir films of today owe to Chandler s stark visionDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir books for multiple devices.