Tag Archives: The Maltese Falcon

THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF

The other day, I read where somebody paid $4 million for the original Maltese Falcon used in the classic John Huston film. They actually had around three or four, I think, for the film, but only one saw any screen time, and that’s supposedly the one that went for the big bucks. You really have […]

HEY KIDS, LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES!

Patti Abbott posed an interesting question today. She asked if it made a difference whether you watched a movie on DVD or saw it in the theater. My answer: the theater. Movies are larger than life. They are, and always have been, made to be viewed in a theater. They were intended to be mechanically […]

FROM THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO GAVE YOU LUST, GREED, AND DEATH.

While surfing the blogosphere today, I came upon Rob Kitchin’s blogspot. Rob is an Irish author who’s in search of pre-1970 crime fiction classics to read. Okay, Rob, here’s my list, in no particular order. 1. The Grifters, Jim Thompson, 1963 2. Double Indemnity, James M Cain, 1936 3. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett, 1929 […]