Questions tagged [the-big-sleep]

For questions relating to The Big Sleep a 1946 US noir movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and directed by Howard Hawks. Based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler

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What was the purpose of the ciphers in the Big Sleep?

It may be a lost cause asking about a plot element in the Big Sleep (1946), one of the more convoluted and confusing movies ever made. However, my question is what is the function, if any of the ...
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Who (and why) installed a secret camera in the Buddha head statue in “The Big Sleep?”

In The Big Sleep, Owen Taylor, driver for the Sternwoods, is in love with Carmen. He goes to Geigers house with her and kills Geiger for her. A secret camera, however, takes Carmens photo just at the ...
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What is the significance of cigarettes in ashtray at opening and closing credits of “The Big Sleep?”

In The Big Sleep (1946), while I find cigarettes in ashtray. Opening credits: Closing credits: What is the significance of cigarettes in ashtray at opening and closing credits?
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Why does Philip Marlowe specifically asks about these books at rare book shop in “The Big Sleep?”

In The Big Sleep (1946), Philip Marlowe goes to Geiger’s rare book shop. Agnes Louzier — Geiger’s assistant — minds the shop. Marlowe talks to her and says he wants to buy these books: Ben Hur 1860: “...
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Why the movie title “The Big Sleep?”

The plot is about private detective solving the mystery behind Sean Regan’s whereabouts and to get rid of Arthur Gwynn Geiger blackmail for General Sternwood. But why is the movie titled The Big ...
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How Geiger Murder and Sean Reagan Murder related to each other?

In The Big Sleep (1946), Philip Marlowe was hired by General Sternwood to get rid of Arthur Gwynn Geiger’s blackmail. Later Geiger was found killed somehow. After knowing that the case is closed, ...