The Big Sleep (1978) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Big Sleep

Michael Winner, 1978

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The Big Sleep
Raymond Chandler, 1939

The Big Sleep is a movie directed by Michael Winner in 1978 and based on the book of the same name by Raymond Chandler, first published in 1939. The movie features Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, Edward Fox, and others.

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“The book is better than the movie”

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RATING

5.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Big Sleep (Michael Winner, 1978)

7.9

/ 10

Book Cover: The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler, 1939)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Big Sleep, the 1939 book by Raymond Chandler.

The Big Sleep

Read by: Ray Porter

Storyline

In 1970s England, private detective Philip Marlowe is asked to the stately home of General Sternwood, who hires Marlowe to learn who is blackmailing him. While at the mansion, he meets the general’s spoiled and inquisitive daughter Charlotte and wild younger daughter Camilla.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Big Sleep, the 1978 movie by Michael Winner

Year

1978

Minutes

99

Movie Rate

5.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Big Sleep

Country: UK

Year: 1978

Length: 1h39m

Cover of The Big Sleep, the 1939 book by Raymond Chandler

Year

1939

Pages

231

Book Rate

7.96

S: Goodreads

Book

The Big Sleep

Country: USA

First published in: 1939

Length: 231 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
The Big Sleep (1946)
Movie by Howard Hawks
TV Series poster
Philip Marlowe (1959-1960)
TV Series by Raymond Chandler
TV Series poster
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983-1986)
TV Series by Peter Hunt, Robert Iscove
Movie poster
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Movie by Joel Coen
Movie poster
Smart Philip (2003)
Movie by Václav Marhoul
Movie poster
Marlowe: Choices (2007)
Movie by Rob Bowman
Movie poster
Marlowe (2022)
Movie by Neil Jordan

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Cover of The Big Sleep, the 1939 book by Raymond Chandler

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