Friday, October 4 The Big Sleep 1946 / 114 min. / NR
A conspicuously wealthy L.A. civic leader hires private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) to look into the activities of his wild daughter, Carmen, who routinely stumbles into crooks and dead bodies. Meanwhile, Marlowe falls for the kid’s older sister, Vivian (Lauren Bacall). Thanks to script rewrites that catered to 40s fascination with Bogie and Bacall, this gem of the film noir genre is stylish enough to drive away viewers’ uncertainties about what’s going on in the film. Based on a Raymond Chandler novel.