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A scene from The Big Sleep, which forms the basis for an essay by Raymond Bellour

by Oliver Gaycken

There are a variety of tendencies in the close analysis of films. This clip is the basis for an essay by Raymond Bellour (which you can read here: http://faculty.washington.edu/cbehler/glossary/bellour.html#%5B8%5D). Bellour's approach exemplifies an attention to formal patterns that also attempts to make broader, often psychoanalytically based, claims.

A scene from The Big Sleep

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A scene from The Big Sleep that is the basis for Raymond Bellour's essay "The Obvious and the Code"

from The Big Sleep (1946)
Creator: Howard Hawks
Posted by Oliver Gaycken
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