Just read Maltese Falcon

Postby Lord Emsworth on Wed May 16, 2001 3:48 am

Well, if we're doing spelling corrections, Hammett's first name should not have an "e" at the end (at least not according to the references and few copies of his works I have.) <P>Of course, in the original novel, Sam Spade gets shot by Archer's wife, and if memory serves me, there was more emphasis on Wilmer's status as a "gunsel," plus I think there may have been a couple slight name alterations, though I can't think of any at the moment. Still, a fairly fine film. However, I personally prefer the Thin Man films, though admittedly they were rather more loosely based on the original novel.)
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Postby Brad J. Guigar on Wed May 16, 2001 7:35 am

I LOVE the movie version of Maltese Falcon with Bogart and Peter Lorie.<P>I laugh like a mania every time Bogie slaps the bejeezus out of Lorie.<P>--Brad<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Wed May 16, 2001 11:10 am

By Dashielle Hammett.<P>Also, I just received a letter from the publishers of <I>Princess Bride</I> referrencing the movie version.<P>Throughout, I pictured Grossman and Errol.<P>You rock. Pending return of favor at some point in the future. Looking for a guestie in June....<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Mon May 21, 2001 4:30 am

You are correct on Dash's name.<P>Thre was a bit of innuendo about Lorre's character and the boy in the book that I don't recall in the movie, as well.<P>------------------
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