Having been awed by Bogart in Casablanca I was eager to see him in other films. So when The Maltese Falcon popped up on the schedule for the Harvard Exit, my girl friend and I made a date to see it. 360 more words
Tags » Sam Spade
Once upon a time I was sitting in my office on Fairfax reading a racing form.
My name’s Harryhausen and I’m a dick. A detective, that is. 3,352 more words
Book Review: “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, published by Plume, 2008 (originally published in 1930)
A priceless Maltese falcon figurine is at the center of Dashiell Hammett’s seminal detective novel set in foggy San Francisco. 756 more words
My first thought, upon receiving this book for review, was that it’s too U.S.-centric — that it won’t speak to a young Canadian reader.
After all, it deals with a uniquely American part of history: the so-called Red Scare and McCarthyism of the 1950s, when that nation saw Communists at every turn and was determined to ferret out any Soviet sympathizers as possible traitors and a threat to the American way of life. 472 more words