Philip Marlowe: What it is you're trying to find out? You know, it's a funny thing. You're trying to find out what your father hired me to find out, and I'm trying to find out why you want to find out.
“He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man… He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him. He talks as the man of his age talks, that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham, and a contempt for pettiness.” Raymond Chandler describing the archetypal fictional detective in The Simple Art of Murder (1950)
The Big Sleep has one of the best film scripts at times very confusing but always entertaining. Watching Bogart do a comedic take on what I think is a book collector is priceless.
Don't know if anyone was as lovely as Lauren Bacall and that statin charmeuse evening robe that she comes out in towards the middle of film when Bogart brings home her little sister is amazing.
Wish the film had been in color.