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Additional Readings
The Big Sleep
Detailed description of plot with extensive quotes from dialog.

"No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir and Other Essays"
by John Blaser. An outstanding collection of essays on Film Noir. Especially good is "Film Noir and the Hard-Boiled Detective Hero"

"10 Shades of Noir"
Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, November, 1996. A collection of 10 essays on outstanding Noir films. Of special interest is "The Big Sleep", by Kevin Jack Hagopian.

"Film Noir Web Links"
Additional links to Noir information on the web.

"Raymond Chandler: Not Quite Enough"
by Steven Rubio. A study of the Chandler hero.

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