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Reanimating private eye Philip Marlowe’s noir world

Clip: Season 2014 | 5m 34s

Irish writer John Banville slips into Raymond Chandler’s voice for a new crime novel starring one of the great characters in American fiction: private detective Philip Marlowe. 1950’s Los Angeles, the femme fatale, Hollywood stars: Chandler’s noir ingredients are back in full swing in “The Black-Eyed Blonde.” Banville talks to Jeffrey Brown about his novel and using the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

Aired: 03/21/14

Rating: NR

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