Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir (Google eBook)

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Contents

Introduction Dead of Night
1
Knight and the City The Films of Chandlers Fiction
11
Paint It Black Chandler as Fiction Writer
13
The Lady Is a Tramp The Falcon Takes Over Murder My Sweet and Farewell My Lovely
20
Knight Moves Two Films of The Big Sleep
48
Down among the Rotting the Palms Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon
73
Lady in the Lake
94
Marlowe
117
Lured Double Indemnity
165
No Way to Treat a Lady The Blue Dahlia and Other Screenplays
183
Dance with the Devil Strangers on a Train and Playback
202
The Stag at Eve Poodle Springs and Other Telefilms
223
Endless Night
242
Selected Bibliography
275
Filmography
283
Index
297

The Long Goodbye
137
Exiled in Babylon Chandlers Screenplays
163

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