History Creator / RaymondChandler

8th Apr '17 1:21:43 PM Malady
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* WeatherReportNarration: The opening of "Red Wind".

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* WeatherReportNarration: The opening WeatherReportOpening: ''Red Wind'' starts with:
--> There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one
of "Red Wind".those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.
22nd Sep '16 12:14:50 AM PaulA
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** ''Literature/TheLongGoodbye''
21st Sep '16 7:54:22 PM PaulA
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His most famous creation is Los Angeles private detective Literature/PhilipMarlowe, the central character of his novels: ''Literature/TheBigSleep'' (1939), ''Farewell, My Lovely'' (1940), ''The High Window'' (1942), ''The Lady in the Lake'' (1943), ''The Little Sister'' (1949), ''The Long Goodbye'' (1953), and ''Playback'' (1958).

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His most famous creation is Los Angeles private detective Literature/PhilipMarlowe, the central character of his novels: ''Literature/TheBigSleep'' ''The Big Sleep'' (1939), ''Farewell, My Lovely'' (1940), ''The High Window'' (1942), ''The Lady in the Lake'' (1943), ''The Little Sister'' (1949), ''The Long Goodbye'' (1953), and ''Playback'' (1958).



* Literature/PhilipMarlowe novels, including ''Literature/TheBigSleep''

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* Literature/PhilipMarlowe novels, including novels
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''Literature/TheBigSleep''
** ''Literature/FarewellMyLovely''
21st Sep '16 1:30:46 AM PaulA
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* HandCanon: Inverted in the novellas "Trouble Is My Business" and "Red Wind". Both stories feature hard guys carrying .22 target pistols. As Chandler puts it: "This guy uses a twenty-two. He uses it because he's good enough to get by with that much gun. That means he's good."

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* HandCanon: HandCannon: Inverted in the novellas "Trouble Is My Business" and "Red Wind". Both stories feature hard guys carrying .22 target pistols. As Chandler puts it: "This guy uses a twenty-two. He uses it because he's good enough to get by with that much gun. That means he's good."
21st Sep '16 1:30:34 AM PaulA
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* BitterAlmonds: In "Nevada Gas", when a crooked lawyer is murdered with cyanide gas.
* TheButlerDidIt: "Trouble Is My Business". An interesting spin on this trope, as Chandler has the private eye and the butler share drinks and a laugh over being the only "average joes" involved in the case. Of course, that's over when the private eye figures everything out.


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* GasChamber: "Nevada Gas" uses the well-sealed backseat of a limousine.
* HandCanon: Inverted in the novellas "Trouble Is My Business" and "Red Wind". Both stories feature hard guys carrying .22 target pistols. As Chandler puts it: "This guy uses a twenty-two. He uses it because he's good enough to get by with that much gun. That means he's good."


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* WeatherReportNarration: The opening of "Red Wind".
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]].
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