Welcome to a beautiful day at The Bright Light Cafe

The Bright Light Cafe       A hot cup of coffee

Click here to sign up for your free newsletter - "Brilliant!"

The Good Stuff
Must Have Slept 
Through That Bit!!
by B. A. Llewellyn
Length: 196 words 

Tell a friend about this page

Applaud with your positive comments by clicking here

The Good Stuff Menu featuring Anecdotes, Articles, Meditations, Multimedia, Poems, Quotes, Short Stories, Links

Deep Relaxation & My Place of Tranquillity CD

Conquer Stress
Deep Relaxation
and your own inner
Place of Tranquillity

- Audio sample -

My Place of Tranquillity

- Audio sample - 

Deep Relaxation

More information ...


 Humphrey Bogart and Family, 1951
Humphrey Bogart and Family, 1951
Buy this Art Print at AllPosters.com

Must Have Slept Through That Bit!!

Howard Hawks was the director of the Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall movie, “The Big Sleep”.  He liked the script except for one small concern - Howard couldn’t figure out who had killed a certain character in the film.  The answer was not in the script, written by William Faulkner, Jules Furthman, and Leigh Brackett, nor was it in the book from which the script had been adapted.

The Big Sleep was Raymond Chandler’s first novel.  Previously he had written stories for pulp fiction magazines.  Mr Chandler made great use of his previous writing experience and incorporated the plot and details from his stories, “Killer in the Rain”, “The Curtain” and “Finger Man” into his novel.

"Please, tell me ..."

Howard Hawks thought the perfect person to ask about the unknown murderer was Raymond Chandler – the man who had first seen the entire story in his head.  Howard was wrong!

Raymond Chandler was completely irreverent and unconcerned when he told the curious director, “The butler did it!”

Howard Hawks was annoyed by the obviously incorrect answer and was heard to say, “Like hell he did … he was down at the beach house at the time.”

 The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
Buy this Mini Poster at AllPosters.com


Reviews (applause received)    Applaud with your positive comments by clicking here

Be the first to review this anecdote - click here.

Top of Page

Copyright ©2004-2012 Bright Light Multimedia