Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ian Fleming interviewing Raymond Chandler



24 minutes of Ian Fleming interviewing Raymond Chandler in 1958. It starts like this:

i f: Well, the first thing, really, is to define what we’re supposed to be talking about. I think the title of what we’re supposed to be talking about is English and American thrillers. What is a thriller? To my mind of course, you don’t write thrillers and I do.

r c: I do too.

i f : I don’t call yours thrillers. Yours are novels.

r c: A lot of people call them thrillers.

i f : I know. I think it’s wrong.
Here's a pdf of the interview. Via Neil Gaiman, whose been investigating when Los Angeles stopped being pronounced An-Guh-Less.