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Chandleresque – Raymond Chandler on the Screen


Just over 50 years after his death, legendary American crime scribe Raymond Chandler remains a profound influence on crime fiction and crime movies. Not only were all of his novels adapted for the screen, but Chandler himself became a screenwriter of note, working with Billy Wilder on 1944’s Double Indemnity and with Alfred Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train.

Adrian Wootton’s lecture gives insights into the development of Chandler’s writing and his fascination with the crime genre.


Adrian Wootton

Adrian Wootton is chief executive of Film London, director of crime and mystery festival Crime Scene, and a program advisor to the London Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. A former director of the London Film Festival, British Film Institute (BFI) and the UK’s National Film Theatre, Wootton ... Read more

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