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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Check out Bogart's fruity manner in this clip from The Big Sleep. That was not in the novel, so does its inclusion in the movie suggest that Bogart was gay because he played it that way? Of course not, and similar logic applies as to Chandler.
20 posted on 07/24/2013 11:45:55 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

First of all Bogie played that scene that way because it fit the story. There was a dramatic reason why it made sense for Marlowe to walk into that store in that way - it was totally plot driven.

You can’t make that same sort of argument for the passage I cited.

Second of all I’m not saying that Chandler *was* gay. I’m just saying that the writing was - I don’t know - a certain way. At times In places. That’s all. Just a textual analysis is all. Your mileage may vary.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 6:16:56 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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