The Big Sleep is a bone fide classic everyone who is into movies needs to watch.
Bogart can act and Lauren Bacall is probably one of the most beautiful women to ever live. Her beauty is timeless. She could walk down the street today and turn heads.
The Phillip Marlowe character reminded me of The Dude in The Big Lebowski. Well, a lot of things reminded me of that movie. General Sternwood and "Big" Lebowski" are both wheelchair-bound men of money. Instead of a wayward daughter, "Big" has a wayward wife. The wayward daughter throws herself and Mr. Marlowe and the wayward wife throws herself at The Dude. Eddie Mars' wife is missing and "Big's" wife is missing. Both Phillip and The Dude get beat up a lot. There's an empty purse and an empty briefcase. Both Phillip and The Dude unravel the case despite the beatings and madness around them.
Call me crazy, but I don't think it's a coincidence that the titles of both movies are so similar.