Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[1]] The Big Sleep (1946) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Jestak on 2010-06-24 05:28:23.



Jestak said:
There are several significant female characters in The Big Sleep; however, as the whole film is seen from the POV of Philip Marlowe, virtually every conversation in the film is between Marlowe and another character. So none of the women really talk to each other.
Message posted on 2010-06-24 05:28:23
elizabeth disagreed with the rating and said:
It is implied that Ms. Rutledge and Agnes speak on the phone twice when Agnes attempts to blackmail for the photos of Carmen. Though this blackmailing is on behalf of Joe Brody.
Message posted on 2010-08-07 01:55:57
Toni said:
@elizabeth that hardly counts. I agree with Jestak's assessment.
Message posted on 2010-10-29 21:57:40

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