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Adj.1.Bogartian - of or relating to or in the style of Humphrey Bogart
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Unlike Chandler's Marlowe, whose masculinity is portrayed as vulnerable and fissured with anxiety, the Bogartian Marlowe is impassive and invincible.
Bogart, being thoroughly Bogartian, does not budge, but his refusal to be moved, a tactic he will not be able to sustain much longer, only serves to heighten the sexual tension.
For all of Hammer's popularity, however, he would never impinge upon the iconic status of Bogart in popular conception of the hard-boiled hero: just as Chandler's Marlowe is too hysterical, too eccentric, too straitjacketed by his own fears of contagion to be faithfully rendered or to usurp the Bogartian translation, Spillane's Hammer is too hysterical, too sociopathic, too unhinged by his own fears of contagion to displace the Bogart icon.
By the late 1960s, the Bogartian Marlowe icon emerged as a highly resonant cultural symbol, as witnessed by such pop culture homages as Woody Allen's stage play (and later film), Play It Again, Sam, which conflates several of Bogart's screen personas into one and, later, in the reverent depiction of Marlowe in the 1970s adaptations of Farewell, My Lovely and The Big Sleep, starring Robert Mitchum-adaptations clearly more inspired by Bogart's tough guy resume than by the novels or any historical approximation of 1940s Los Angeles.