Friday 11 September 2009

Chandleresque - Raymond Chandler Talk

(From the No Alibis Newsletter)

Queen's Film Theatre Thursday 17th September 6.30pm

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary American crime writer Raymond Chandler, whose seven completed novels, including The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye had a profound impact on crime fiction and crime movies.

The success of his novels encouraged Chandler to try his hand at screenwriting and he went on to write scripts for classic films including Billy Wilder’s Double Imdemnity, Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and, of course, The Blue Dahlia.

Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London, former artistic director of the London Film Festival and director of the Crime Scene film and literature festival, has curated film programmes and written about Chandler for many years. In this illustrated talk Wootton will give an overview of Chandler’s life and career and the lasting legacy of his work and will take a look at the unforgettable characters Chandler created on the page and on screen.

Presented in association with No Alibis bookshop who will be running a book stall on the evening.

Joint ticket available for talk and The Blue Dahlia screening - £10/ £8 QFT members. Book online at

Chandleresque - Raymond Chandler talk and screening
Run Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Official Site

1 comment:

adrian mckinty said...

This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Great event.