The Big Sleep

A remake of the Bogart version, by putting the Hays code violations back in. Classic and timeless film noir.

Marlowe is on the UK, and drives his Mercedes to a mansion owned by an ageing general with two libertine daughters. The youngest catches him on the hallway and “tries to sit on his lap, while he’s standing up”, which is a cavernous sentence filled with meaning.

The general is being blackmailed over lewd pictures of his youngest, so Marlowe does his thing. The eldest daughter probes Marlowe for his task, but she really wants to know what happened to her fiancé that ran away.


This is my place for ramblings about sequences of images that exploit the human visual limitation know as persistence of vision.

Ephemera of Vision