Episode 42 - Film Noir

Mystic River (2003) vs. The Big Sleep (1946)

Mystic River (2003)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

Starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, & Emmy Rossum

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% Certified Fresh

The Big Sleep (1946)

Directed by Howard Hawks

Written by Willaim Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, & Jules Furthman, based on the novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, & Charles Waldron

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% Certified Fresh