wow. all i have to say is that if you have not seen this movie, rent it and see it right away.
Film noir is one of my favorite genres. The Big Sleep is film noir at its finest. And i thought there could be no better film noir example than Laura. However, The Big Sleep is just as good. And since Laura is my favorite movie of all time, that is a very big complement.
This movie highlights some amazing chemistry between the stars, bogie and bacall. Bogie plays Philip Marlowe, private investigator. The Big Sleep is filled with suspense which is highlighted by the performance of these fabulous actors and the black and white film. The Big Sleep is filled with questionable gun shots, murders, blackmail, guys in trenchcoats, rain storms, foggy nights, dramatic lighting, intense music/sound effects and lots of mysterious circumstances.