History Creator / RaymondChandler

13th Apr '16 1:35:25 AM Mdumas43073
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Raymond Thornton Chandler (18881959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on HardboiledDetective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplays for ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').

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Chicago-born and London-raised, Raymond Thornton Chandler (18881959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on HardboiledDetective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplays for ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').
13th Apr '16 1:33:34 AM Mdumas43073
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Raymond Thornton Chandler (18881959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on detective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplays for ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').

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Raymond Thornton Chandler (18881959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on detective HardboiledDetective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplays for ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').


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13th Apr '16 1:32:32 AM Mdumas43073
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13th Apr '16 1:32:03 AM Mdumas43073
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Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on detective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplays for ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').

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Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) (18881959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on detective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplays for ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').
23rd Feb '16 6:36:35 PM PaulA
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* ComeAlone: In "Pearls Are a Nuisance", the protagonist is instructed to come to a remote location with the ransom money, alone. His friend insists on coming along, hidden in the back of the car, in case there's trouble. The other side don't show up, [[spoiler:but then they were never going to anyway, because the friend was behind the whole thing and it was a set-up to get the protagonist somewhere quiet and rob him of the ransom money]].
10th Jan '15 8:34:45 AM WillBGood
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* PurpleProse: subverted. Chandler's descriptive writing evokes Purple prose, but his own skill makes it rise above that trope. Attempts to copy or parody his way with descriptive words tend to turn into Purple Prose.
* Warrior Poet: Chandler dabbled as a romantic poet before enlisting in WorldWarOne. As noted above under PurpleProse, his hard-boiled detective fiction is essentially prose poetry about violence.

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* PurpleProse: subverted. Chandler's descriptive writing evokes Purple prose, this, but his own skill makes it rise above that trope. Attempts to copy or parody his way with descriptive words tend to turn into Purple Prose.
* Warrior Poet: WarriorPoet: Chandler dabbled as a romantic poet before enlisting in WorldWarOne. As noted above under PurpleProse, his hard-boiled detective fiction is essentially prose poetry about violence.
21st Oct '14 7:35:18 PM YourObedientSerpent
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* Warrior Poet: Chandler dabbled as a romantic poet before enlisting in WorldWarOne. As noted above under PurpleProse, his hard-boiled detective fiction is essentially prose poetry about violence.
3rd Sep '14 8:10:36 PM jamespolk
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Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on detective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplay for ''DoubleIndemnity'' and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').

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Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959) was and is one of the most influential writers of and on detective fiction, through seven novels, many short stories, and a number of essays, of which the most famous is 1944's "The Simple Art of Murder". He also had an influence on the developing FilmNoir, both indirectly through adaptations of his novels, and more directly through a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter (he wrote the screenplay screenplays for ''DoubleIndemnity'' ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'', and ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'').
30th Jul '14 8:42:43 AM ScrewySqrl
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* PurpleProse: subverted. Chandler's descriptive writing evokes Purple prose, but his own skill makes it rise above that trope. Attempts to copy or parody his way with descriptive words tend to turn into Purple Prose.
12th Jun '14 3:14:01 PM Kalaong
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-->-- ''The Simple Art of Murder'' (1944)

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-->-- ''The ''[[http://www.en.utexas.edu/amlit/amlitprivate/scans/chandlerart.html The Simple Art of Murder'' Murder]]'' (1944)
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