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July Is Crime Month: Raymond Chandler’s 'The Long Goodbye'
Sleuthing for a childhood relic
" of theirs, gave me a worn paperback of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. My mind still reels...."

July 11, 2014 Books Post by Raoul Hernandez

Everybody Loves Raymond
Vintage / Black Lizard reissues the Raymond Chandler catalog, in the "imprint's distinctive large-size, high-quality paperback, as classy and colorful as the man himself."
"...A lot of people I know reread Raymond Chandler novels like The Big Sleep every couple of..."

July 12, 2002 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Review: The Annotated Big Sleep
Everything you need to know about Raymond Chandler's classic
"...Raymond Chandler, born in Chicago in 1888, raised mostly in..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Post by Jesse Sublett

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...sense as this since Howard Hawks' splendid muddlement of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep. It's difficult enough to ask..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction
"...of what he does and why he's become a Raymond Chandler for the new age. In between, Jud inserts..."

July 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Sleep
"...version of the Philip Marlowe private-eye story (adapted from Raymond Chandler's first novel by screenwriters Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman,..."

June 6, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

November Road
Lou Berney's latest, set around JFK's assassination, is a tightly written crime tale worthy of Raymond Chandler or James M. Cain
"...of character we loved in James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, where there are no throwaway lines, no unnecessary..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Arts Feature by Jesse Sublett

July Is Crime Month: Fade to Black
Screen noir this week at AFS, the Paramount, and BookPeople
"...So far, the Chronicle's July crime spree has focused..."

July 21, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

Lit-urday: Inherent Vice
Pynchon's mystery soaks in the Sixties and SoCal surf culture
"...soaked in the sort of SoCal noir that made Chandler a household name. And literary, too. Have we got..."

Nov. 22, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

You Can't Go Home Again
Chronicle writer Jesse Sublett on why James Crumley, whose mystery The Final Country has recently been published, is the best writer from Texas to disown the state.
" hit the stores, however, he was feverishly devouring Raymond Chandler novels. Crumley came to a gradual realization that..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

July Is Crime Month
As summer heats up, the 'Chronicle' runs afoul of the law, in fiction and nonfiction
"...and most ambitious novel by King of the Gumshoes Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye.)..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
We have replaced our concept of the heroic with the superheroic, and the sense of the possible with the impossible.
"...My preferred definition of the possible hero is Raymond Chandler's, from his essay "The Simple Art of Murder"..."

July 25, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

'Austin Chronicle' Book Club
Readers toasted 'The Long Goodbye,' eager to move into 'The Hundred-Year House'
"...That was just one of several "Chandlerisms" shared by participants in the first-ever Austin Chronicle Book..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

One of the Great Ones
"...Michael Connelly, and Walter Mosley, a first edition of Raymond Chandler's Playback, a neat facsimile reprint of Dashiell Hammett's..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Double Indemnity, The Blue Dahlia, Strangers on a Train
"...In one sense, Raymond Chandler did well by Hollywood. His novels were made..."

June 23, 2000 Screens Review by Jerry Renshaw

Austin Chronicle Book Club: 'The Long Goodbye'
Share your thoughts about Raymond Chandler with other Chronicle readers in a Twitter chat about The Long Goodbye
"...with a crime fiction classic: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler – the sixth novel featuring iconic gumshoe Philip..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Rockford Files: Season One
How Raymond Chandler's coffee can became Stephen J. Cannell's cookie jar, with James Garner as the constant
"...past and one of L.A.'s favorite sons: Philip Marlowe. Raymond Chandler's Little Sister had become MGM's Marlowe in 1969,..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

'Bad Boy Brawly Brown' Reviewed
Has Walter Mosley's seventh novel in the Easy Rawlins series lived up to its predecessors? Jesse Sublett lets you know in his review of Bad Boy Brawly Brown.
"...appealing of Mosley's characters, Rawlins' violent and charismatic friend, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, went down in a hail of bullets...."

Oct. 18, 2002 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Review: The Big Book of the Continental Op
All of the Dashiel Hammett PI's cases in one energetic volume
"...masterpieces. I’m talking in particular about Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, the leaders of the pack, true icons of..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Post by Jesse Sublett

Gone Girl
When a lady vanishes, David Fincher holds the moral compass.
"...deadly as the trap you set for yourself,” wrote Raymond Chandler in 1953’s The Long Goodbye, and so it..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two: Kings of Mean
The worst legacy of this administration is the terrible behavior it fostered in its citizens
"...– Raymond Chandler, "The Simple Art of Murder" (emphasis mine)..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Column by Louis Black

New Year, Old Films
Mid-20th-century must-sees: Part I
"...brilliant. Howard Hawks' direction is crisp though supposedly even Raymond Chandler, who wrote the screenplay based on his novel,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Page Two
'Sin City' may offer almost no suggestion of a moral substructure. But it insists there is morality, no matter how fragmented.
"...if we take that to mean the work of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett – than the films that..."

April 15, 2005 Column by Louis Black

The Big Lebowski
A case of mistaken identity embroils the supremely go-with-the-flow character of the Dude (Bridges) in an intersecting mix of kidnapping, pornography, German nihilists, sultry women, gumshoes, missing money, and missing toes.
" L.A. movie, calling to mind the worlds of Raymond Chandler and The Big Sleep. All the film's details..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Five Films Improved by a Stiff Drink
We laughed, we cried, we passed out
"...foot tied to the gas pedal. Seventy-eight years after Raymond Chandler's original novel, and 71 years after Howard Hawks'..."

July 21, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Noir City Film Festival Returns
This year's Noir City Film Festival highlights a forgotten master
"...he's nearly forgotten, outshone by the big bosses – Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. "To be..."

May 8, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lady in the Lake (1947)
This may not be the best Chandler adaptation, but it's a shoo-in for the weirdest, and not just because it's the only flick ever shot in Marlowe-vision.
"...Hollywood's leading men have had a chance to play Raymond Chandler's archetypal hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe: Humphrey Bogart, Dick..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Screens Review by Sam Hurwitt

Postmodern P.I.
"...a hand grenade in your jock strap (shades of Chandler's Little Sister)...."

June 11, 1999 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

It's a Mystery to Me
"...Corpse, a hard-hitting, atmospheric mystery in the vein of Raymond Chandler, has been reprinted in a collectors-edition quality volume..."

April 23, 1999 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

In Person
" the love of God," juxtaposed with classic hardboiled Raymond Chandler nuggets like "The sunset had two minutes to..."

May 8, 1998 Books Feature

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