Ray Chandler
Who Cares Who Killed The Chauffeur?
Marlowe on Film
Farewell, My Lovely
The High Window
The Big Sleep
The Lady In The Lake
The Little Sister
The Long Goodbye

Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s quintessential private eye, has appeared in seven novels and six of those books were made into films. Some books had multiple movie versions and a few of those films became classics of American cinema. As with any iconic figure, Marlowe’s character changes not only in how Hollywood presented him but also in how Chandler wrote him.

The essays below trace the mutations of Philip Marlowe from book to film and from book to book.