Ian Fleming Interviewing Raymond Chandler in 1958

Here’s nearly 25 minutes of Ian Fleming interviewing Raymond Chandler in 1958. It starts like this:

Fleming: 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.

Chandler: I do too.

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

C: A lot of people call them thrillers.

F: I know. I think it’s wrong.

Here’s a pdf of the interview. Is there anything better than listening to two masters talk about their craft with one another? [via superpunch]

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