Noir films are often complicated by plot twists and turns. These two fine films take that idea to the brink. One being an homage to the other, you’ll find yourself equally immersed in their main characters by the films’ end. The intricacies will have you watching them over again, and both films withstand multiple viewings with ease.
The Big Sleep (1946) is directed by Howard Hawks, and stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. It is one of the quintessential noir films from the 1940s. Bogart plays a detective hired for a seemingly easy assignment. The film continually gets more interesting with every minute following. The Big Sleep was adapted from Raymond Chandler’s book by the same name.
The Big Lebowski (1998) is written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Jeff Bridges plays a simple and ordinary guy who gets caught up in a caper through mistaken identity. The dynamics that involve his life and his friends are priceless. By the film’s end he has gone to great lengths in his attempts to set things right. The Coens claimed that the original idea stemmed from wanting to write about a rug.
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