The Lady In The Lake

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Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141911182
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The Lady In The Lake by Raymond Chandler

Original Title: The Lady In The Lake

The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard-boiled crime Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

Media Literacy Keys To Interpreting Media Messages 4th Edition

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Author: Art Silverblatt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830924
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Media Literacy Keys To Interpreting Media Messages 4th Edition by Art Silverblatt

Original Title: Media Literacy Keys To Interpreting Media Messages 4th Edition

Covering print, photography, film, radio, television, and new media, this textbook instructs readers on how to take a critical approach to media and interpret the information overload that is disseminated via mass communication. • Supplies clear explanation of media literacy theory and guidance on interpreting modern mass media from leading scholars • Represents a highly effective tool for achieving a key aspect of media literacy: enabling students to decipher information and independently reach opinions and positions without relying on the pervasive influence of the media • Provides critical examination of controversial, current topics such as violence in the media and the intersections of media and social change

The Little Sister

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Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9781400030194
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The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler

Original Title: The Little Sister

In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.

Creatures Of Darkness

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Author: Gene D. Phillips
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813147905
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Creatures Of Darkness by Gene D. Phillips

Original Title: Creatures Of Darkness

More than any other writer, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) 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. Chandler's seven novels, including The Big Sleep (1939) and The Long Goodbye (1953), 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 Double Indemnity (1944) and Strangers on a Train (1951). 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. Creatures of Darkness is the first major biocritical study of Chandler in twenty years. Gene Phillips explores Chandler's unpublished script for Lady in the Lake, examines the process of adaptation of the novel Strangers on a Train, discusses the merits of the unproduced screenplay for Playback, and compares Howard Hawks's director's cut of The Big Sleep 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. Chandler's wisecracking Marlowe has spawned a thousand imitations. Creatures of Darkness 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 vision.

Famous Movie Detectives Ii

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Author: Michael R. Pitts
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Famous Movie Detectives Ii by Michael R. Pitts

Original Title: Famous Movie Detectives Ii

Pitts looks at the celluloid careers of more than three dozen sleuths, including Arsene Lupin, Hercule Poirot, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Perry Mason, Philip Marlowe, The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, and The Whistler, and a number of screen gumshoes with brief movie careers and TV detectives. Each chapter highlights a different detective, covering the character's films, the performers who played him or her, the character's image in other media (stage, radio, television, recordings, etc.), plus a detailed filmography and a bibliography of the fictional works about each detective. With additions and corrections to the base volume and scores of photographs.

We Must Have Certainty

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Author: J. Kenneth Van Dover
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910918
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We Must Have Certainty by J. Kenneth Van Dover

Original Title: We Must Have Certainty

We Must Have Certainty surveys 160 years of the development of the genre (1841-2001) and then suggests some ways in which the genre and its development reflect some of the issues that have concerned writers and readers in America and Europe during that period. In particular, it examines the special nature of the world in which the fictional detective operates: a world constructed always to yield certain truth to the person who can read its signs correctly. The nature of these signs evolves with the genre, but while the surfaces of the world may change (from, for example, the Arcadian rhythms of a country house to the cacophony of the mean streets), what really happens in the world is always detectable.

The Address Of The Eye

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Author: Vivian Carol Sobchack
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691008745
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The Address Of The Eye by Vivian Carol Sobchack

Original Title: The Address Of The Eye

Cinema is a sensuous object, but in our presence it becomes also a sensing, sensual, sense-making subject. Thus argues Vivian Sobchack as she challenges basic assumptions of current film theory that reduce film to an object of vision and the spectator to a victim of a deterministic cinematic apparatus. Maintaining that these premises ignore the material and cultural-historical situations of both the spectator and the film, the author makes the radical proposal that the cinematic experience depends on two "viewers" viewing: the spectator and the film, each existing as both subject and object of vision. Drawing on existential and semiotic phenomenology, and particularly on the work of Merleau-Ponty, Sobchack shows how the film experience provides empirical insight into the reversible, dialectical, and signifying nature of that embodied vision we each live daily as both "mine" and "another's." In this attempt to account for cinematic intelligibility and signification, the author explores the possibility of human choice and expressive freedom within the bounds of history and culture.

Raymond Chandler

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Author: Robert F. Moss
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 9780787652470
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Raymond Chandler by Robert F. Moss

Original Title: Raymond Chandler

Chronicles the career of Raymond Chandler from an aspiring man of letters in London to a professional novelist and literary celebrity who achieved commercial success and established an enduring reputation as a great American novelist. His novels are works of perceptive social realism that capture and interpret American life between 1939 and 1959. He wrote seven of the best novels in the American hard-boiled tradition, as well as lyrical and evocative prose.


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Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
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Sequels by Janet Husband

Original Title: Sequels

A reference book for librarians and users of public libraries which provides easy access to information on good recreational reading. This revised edition features expanded coverage of mystery and science fiction. New indexes allow access by subject, genre and main characters.

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