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Review: The Maltese Falcon

Book Review
4 out of 5 stars to The Maltese Falcon, a classic mystery novel written in 1930 by Dashiell Hammett. If you ask a mystery fan when the genre started, a good chunk of them will say during the Golden Age (1920s & 30s) with authors like Dashiell Hammett, specifically with the creation of the Sam Spade character. 386 more words

Book Reviews

Satan Met a Lady; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Originally released 22 Jul 1936
Written by Brown Holmes
Directed by William Dieterle

Starring Bette Davis and Warren William

My rating: ★★ stars

Adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s  749 more words

Classics

Excerpt from “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett ~~Take it and like it~~

Brigid O’Shaughnessy smiled at him and said: “But I haven’t got the falcon.”
Cairo’s face was darkened by a flush of annoyance. He put an ugly hand on either arm of his chair, holding his small-boned body erect and stiff between them. 672 more words

Literature

AFI #31 - The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

1941

Directed by John Huston

Netflix says… Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. 122 more words

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The Maltese Falcon

No one hard-boils glamor like Humphrey Bogart. And here in the inauguration of his peremptory charm, first-time director John Huston gives film noir the slanted shadows to match the ones under Bogart’s eyes. 891 more words

How I Became a Detective

This one you can blame on Barb Taub. She got me to thinking about channeling Raymond Chandler. I tried and failed miserably. But here it is anyway. 8,739 more words

Andrew Joyce

ravenhawks magazine reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:

Great short story.

How I Became a Detective

This one you can blame on Barb Taub. She got me to thinking about channeling Raymond Chandler. I tried and failed miserably. But here it is anyway. 8,739 more words

Andrew Joyce