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The Blue Dahlia: A Screenplay (Screenplay Library)


  


 : The Blue Dahlia: A Screenplay (Screenplay Library)






Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: Southern Illinois University Press
EAN: 9780809307661
Edition: 1st
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0809307669
Item Dimensions: 90058850
Label: Southern Illinois University Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Southern Illinois University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 176
Publication Date: June 01, 1976
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Studio: Southern Illinois University Press

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A previously unpublished work by Raymond Chandler.



 



 



Raymond Chandler’s screenplay for The Blue Dahlia is a valuable addition to the published canon for the writer who has been called “the Shakespeare of hard­boiled fiction.” Converted from a never-completed novel, this screenplay is all that survives of the novel Chandler worked on between The Lady in the Lake and The Little Sister.



 



In 1944 Paramount Pictures, where Chandler was under contract, needed a rush script for Alan Ladd. Chandler agreed to cannibalize his novel-in-progress, but—as detailed in producer John Houseman’s memoir—he became stuck and decided that he could only complete his screenplay drunk. The Blue Dahlia was completed on schedule and was well received, earning Chandler his second Academy Award nomination.



 



Although the writer’s screenplay is metamorphosed by other hands in the movie-making process, the screenplay as written has an independent existence, and may be read and judged as a literary work. Indeed, the movie studio archives are a valuable literary resource; and it is inevitable that many screenplays will be published as the study of movies ex­pands.



 



The Blue Dahlia is the story of a war hero who is suspected of having mur­dered his unfaithful wife. Although it does not involve a private-eye, the work utilizes familiar elements of Chandler’s world: the loner hero, the quest for jus­tice, the sense of a corrupt society, and— above all—the theme of personal honor.









 



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