Posted on 11/05/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It’s a dark and dreary day in Des Moines, so it seemed fitting that we stumbled upon footage of Ian Fleming’s interview of Raymond Chandler in 1958.
CrimeReads shares the video in four segments, along with some transcribed highlights of the conversation, here.
Fleming had sought an endorsement from Chandler, famous for creating private detective Philip Marlowe, to help his novels sell in the United States.
Chandler not only reviewed two of Fleming's James Bond novels, but he also became his friend, a warmth that comes through in their conversation about heroes and villains, literary credibility, and — of course — how to plan and commit a murder.