Vintage Bogie

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  1. ChuckSolo

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    Last night I had the pleasure of viewing the 1945 version of "The Big Sleep" starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. All I can say is ....excellent. I had caught the remake of this movie made in the '70's or early 80's starring Robert Mitchum, but had never seen the original. After viewing the movie on TCM I remember why movies like this one endure forever. The chemistry between Bogie and Bacall is incredible. A lot has been made of the sparks that flew between Bogie and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" but Bogie and Bacall, that is true cinematic greatness.
     
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    I admit that while I think the movie's fine, my love for the book keeps me from really loving it. It's too bad Mitchum's Marlowe films weren't very good because I think he would have been a much better Philip Marlowe than Bogart. OTOH, I can't imagine a better Sam Spade than Bogart, which is kind of odd considering that he doesn't look anything like the Sam Spade of the book [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, you are right about the Sam Spade thing. I think "The Maltese Falcon" is another Bogie film that is excellent. Don't get me wrong, I liked Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe. I also did enjoy the fact that Jimmy Stewart played the "General" in the Robert Mitchum remake of the "Big Sleep" though.
     

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