The Maltese Falcon: Take 1.
The classic Humphrey Bogart Maltese Falcon
(1941) was the third movie version of Dashiell Hammett's novel. The first movie
was made in 1931. [more inside]
Maybe you already know about film noir
, how Italian-born French film critic Nino Frank
coined the term in 1946, and that Dashiell Hammett
's book The Maltese Falcon was adapted for film
3 times in 10 years. Or perhaps you've just browsed through the detailed Wikipedia page
, and found the list of film noir series and films
to be daunting, and IMDB search
provides a list that is lacking. Either way, Noir of the Week
has a wealth of information if you crave more details, but focuses on one film per week if long lists are daunting. Not interested in this week's film? They have over 240 movies covered to date
Is Golan Cipel a "gunsel"?
Gov. McGreevey's friend Golan Cipel
appears to meet the original Maltese Falcon
definition (a young man 'kept' for sex by an older man), but not it's later
, derived one. Slantpoint
provides a timeline of the relationship.
The Flitcraft Parable
(Warning: RealMedia) This nicely crafted nugget is taken from Dashiell Hammett
's The Maltese Falcon
. While some literary reputations from the 1920s and '30s are falling (e.g., Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis), Hammett's rep is still rising.
My question: Which so-called genre authors writing today have the greatest chance of still being read in the 22nd century?