This was the era when men and women dressed in clean iron-pressed clothes, and spoke fine English. During this era was James Bond written and that is why the english spoken by Sean Connery feels so different than the language of today. Today's man dressed in t-shirt and shorts and walks around like a bum. It is amazing to even see those old movies filmed in New York with everyone on the street dressed in suits and hats. The woman in white who visits Philip Marlowe shows her sexy by her face looks, and maybe a knee, as she lies to the detective about her husband's disappearance and the impending millions $.