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I Spell My Name Danger

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett has long been one of my favorite movies. The novel by the same name is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. 94 more words

Art v. Life

When aesthetes like Oscar Wilde or critics like Harold Bloom proclaim that “life imitates art” or “Shakespeare invented the human,” I imagine people rolling their eyes and thinking, “Puh-leez!” 739 more words


Book three: The Maltese Falcon #Hammett

Within minutes of beginning The Maltese Falcon I was struck by how archetypal film noir this book is. I couldn’t help but picture it all happening in black and white. 733 more words

Book Review

Sam's 'Grandfathers'

I’m honoured that the following five star review, placed on Amazon for Sam’s Song, should draw comparisons with Phillip Marlowe and Sam Spade because, in essence, they are my Sam’s ‘grandfathers’. 214 more words

Hannah's Diary

Sam Spade, Role Model-nya Para Private Eye

Saat rekan kerjanya terbunuh, ia pun memasang mata dan telinganya ke setiap sudut. Seberapa pun tidak akrabnya ia dengan rekan kerjanya, yang harus ia lakukan adalah mencari tahu siapa pembunuh rekannya sebelum tuduhan itu mengarah ke dirinya sekaligus menjaga dirinya sendiri agar tidak terbunuh. 1,119 more words


‘You have always, I must say, a smooth explanation ready.’

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett

What is there to say about this one? This is as classic as classic gets, and I say that as someone who’s reviewed Don Quixote here. 1,303 more words

Crime Fiction

Tom Recommends: Chinatown

Film noir is a style of cinema that hasn’t been done much in recent years.  Generally taking the form of a detective story, noir elements often include morally ambiguous at best protagonists dealing with shifty characters and no one is entirely trustworthy.  846 more words

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