History Literature / PhilipMarlowe

8th Oct '15 8:51:56 PM maxwellsilver
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24th Sep '15 6:21:48 PM RushLimborg
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* TontoTalk: In ''Farewell My Lovely'', a {{Mook}} named Second Planting shows up and engages in this. [[DefiedTrope Marlowe doesn't buy it for a minute, finally telling him to "Skip the pig Latin".]] The mook's English improves, indicating he ''was'' faking most of it, but it's still a little broken.
1st Sep '15 5:58:24 PM RushLimborg
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* OfficialCouple: With Linda Loring, once he meets her in ''The Long Goodbye''. Chandler specifically created the character to be the perfect match for a man like Marlowe (a sort of "Princess In Sour Dress" to his KnightInSourArmor). Appropriately enough, she's the first woman we ever "see" Marlowe in bed with.
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* OfficialCouple: With Linda Loring, once he meets her in ''The Long Goodbye''. Chandler specifically created the character to be the perfect match for a man like Marlowe (a sort of "Princess In Sour Dress" to his KnightInSourArmor). Appropriately enough, she's the first woman we ever "see" Marlowe in bed with. She appears again in the final scene of ''Playback'' (the next novel and Chandler's last finished one), and the unfinished ''The Poodle Springs Story'' ([[PosthumousCollaboration which Robert B. Parker finished,]] [[BaseBreaker to dubious response]]).

* SpiritedYoungLady: Whenever Chandler gives the story a clear-cut heroine (as opposed to an ambiguous FemmeFatale or DamselInDistress), she will be this. Most notably, Anne Riordan in ''Farewell, My Lovely'' and Linda Loring in ''The Long Goodbye''. Anne is a noble, sweet-natured [[BettyAndVeronica Betty to the]] FemmeFatale's [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica,]] but is also an IntrepidReporter and the daughter of a cop. Linda is a refined, dignified heiress who matches Marlowe's [[SnarkToSnarkCombat snark with some of her own]], shares his KnightInSourArmor / [[DistaffCounterpart Princess In Sour Dress]] approach to the world, and helps him a little in the investigation.
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* SpiritedYoungLady: Whenever Chandler gives the story a clear-cut heroine (as opposed to an ambiguous FemmeFatale or a DamselInDistress), she will be this. Most notably, Anne Riordan in ''Farewell, My Lovely'' and Linda Loring in ''The Long Goodbye''. Anne is a noble, sweet-natured [[BettyAndVeronica Betty to the]] FemmeFatale's [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica,]] but is also an IntrepidReporter and the daughter of a cop. Linda is a refined, dignified heiress who matches Marlowe's [[SnarkToSnarkCombat snark with some of her own]], shares his KnightInSourArmor / [[DistaffCounterpart Princess In Sour Dress]] approach to the world, and helps him a little in the investigation.
2nd Aug '15 5:27:45 PM JamesAustin
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5th Jul '15 6:58:00 PM PaulA
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* LemonyNarrator: Marlowe both unconventionally describes people and isn't above LeaningOnTheFourthWall: -->(Marlowe wakes up on the floor in ''Farewell My Lovely'')\\ I got my chin scraped. It feels scraped. That way I know itís scraped. ''No, I canít see it. I donít have to see it. [[FirstPersonSmartass Itís my chin and I know whether itís scraped or not.]]'' '''''[[MediumAwareness Maybe you want to make something of it?]] Okay, shut up and let me think.'''''
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* LemonyNarrator: Marlowe both unconventionally describes people and isn't above LeaningOnTheFourthWall: -->(Marlowe LeaningOnTheFourthWall, as in this example from ''Farewell My Lovely'', when Marlowe wakes up on the floor in ''Farewell My Lovely'')\\ I ground after being knocked unconscious: -->I got my chin scraped.scraped. It hurts. It feels scraped. That way I know itís it's scraped. ''No, No, I canít can't see it. I donít don't have to see it. [[FirstPersonSmartass Itís It's my chin and I know whether itís it's scraped or not.]]'' '''''[[MediumAwareness not. Maybe you want to make something of it?]] it? Okay, shut up and let me think.'''''
3rd Jul '15 6:57:26 PM RushLimborg
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I got my chin scraped. It feels scraped. That way I know itís scraped. ''No, I canít see it. I donít have to see it. Itís my chin and I know whether itís scraped or not.'' '''''[[MediumAwareness Maybe you want to make something of it?]] Okay, shut up and let me think.'''''
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I got my chin scraped. It feels scraped. That way I know itís scraped. ''No, I canít see it. I donít have to see it. [[FirstPersonSmartass Itís my chin and I know whether itís scraped or not.'' ]]'' '''''[[MediumAwareness Maybe you want to make something of it?]] Okay, shut up and let me think.'''''
3rd Jul '15 6:54:50 PM RushLimborg
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* PaintingTheMedium: Since all the Marlowe stories are narrated in the first person, Marlowe's mood and mental condition affect the tone of the writing. This is usually very subtle, but there's a passage in ''Farewell, My Lovely'' where Marlowe regains consciousness after an involuntary, days-long binge on needle drugs. The narration is downright surreal for a few chapters...to the point where he seems to be ''[[LeaningOnTheForthWall talking to the reader]]''!
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* PaintingTheMedium: Since all the Marlowe stories are narrated in the first person, Marlowe's mood and mental condition affect the tone of the writing. This is usually very subtle, but there's a passage in ''Farewell, My Lovely'' where Marlowe regains consciousness after an involuntary, days-long binge on needle drugs. The narration is downright surreal for a few chapters...to the point where he seems to be ''[[LeaningOnTheForthWall ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall talking to the reader]]''!
3rd Jul '15 6:54:15 PM RushLimborg
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* PaintingTheMedium: Since all the Marlowe stories are narrated in the first person, Marlowe's mood and mental condition affect the tone of the writing. This is usually very subtle, but there's a passage in ''Farewell, My Lovely'' where Marlowe regains consciousness after an involuntary, days-long binge on needle drugs. The narration is downright surreal for a few chapters.
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* PaintingTheMedium: Since all the Marlowe stories are narrated in the first person, Marlowe's mood and mental condition affect the tone of the writing. This is usually very subtle, but there's a passage in ''Farewell, My Lovely'' where Marlowe regains consciousness after an involuntary, days-long binge on needle drugs. The narration is downright surreal for a few chapters.chapters...to the point where he seems to be ''[[LeaningOnTheForthWall talking to the reader]]''!
3rd Jul '15 6:51:15 PM RushLimborg
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* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Harlan Potter in ''The Long Goodbye''.
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* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Harlan Potter in ''The Long Goodbye''. It's practically in the stars that he eventually becomes [[spoiler: Marlowe's father-in-law....]]
22nd Jun '15 3:46:55 PM RushLimborg
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* PoliceAreUseless
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* PoliceAreUselessPoliceAreUseless: [[DownplayedTrope Not as often as you'd think, though.]]

* PrivateEyeMonologue
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* PrivateEyeMonologuePrivateEyeMonologue: The TropeCodifier.

* RevolversAreJustBetter
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* RevolversAreJustBetterRevolversAreJustBetter: Marlowe's .38.
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