Just more than 50 years after his death, legendary American crime scribe Raymond Chandler, whose seven completed novels featuring laconic detective Phillip Marlowe (including The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake, Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye), remains a profound influence on crime fiction and crime movies. Not only were all of his novels adapted for the screen, but Chandler himself became a screenwriter of note, working with Billy Wilder on 1944's Double Indemnity, in which he had a small acting cameo and with Alfred Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train.
Adrian Wootton's lecture gives insights into the development of Chandler's writing and his fascination with the crime genre, an overview of reclusive life in the UK and USA, and his adventures in Hollywood and the many movies he worked on.
Book tickets for this talk at www.wheelercentre.com
Full $20 / Concession $12
Tickets will also be available from the Welcome Desk at ACMI from 1 hour prior to the event. A special MIFF member price of $12 will be available here - just show your membership card!
Monday 25 July
10.45am - 12.15pm
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square