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September 4, 2007 8:58 AM   Subscribe

B. Traven, A Mystery Solved [Flash video, 1hr] Excellent documentary on the astounding life and mysterious identity of the author of Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Flash video, 50mins] and The Death Ship.
posted by Abiezer (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Brits of my age will enjoy the sight of comb-over quizlord Robert Robinson as your guide in the 1979 documentary at the main link.
posted by Abiezer at 9:00 AM on September 4, 2007

I wish I could see that Brightcove.com movie, but none of my browsers will run it. Thanks for the links though, I was completely unaware of this fascinating topic.
posted by sidereal at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2007

What a shame sidereal. It seems to be a fairly standard Flash player. Does the second Brightcove link (on the making of the movie version of Treasure) also not work?
posted by Abiezer at 10:13 AM on September 4, 2007

Can't find it on bittorrent, either.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 11:13 AM on September 4, 2007

Thanks for posting this, Abiezer. I am very much looking forward to checking it out.

It plays fine for me with Firefox
posted by dhammond at 11:36 AM on September 4, 2007

Also what I'm using dhammond (and on Linux, no less). It's really quite some tale, and you get John Huston interviewed too.
posted by Abiezer at 11:41 AM on September 4, 2007

I need to upgrade my Flash (again). Let me repeat that 'm grateful for the post and the links, it's fascinating. It makes me want to read the Treasure of the Sierra Madre book instead of only having watched the movie a long time ago.
posted by sidereal at 11:56 AM on September 4, 2007

This is a great film and great story. They probably got it right, mystery solved - not proof positive, but the evidence is very strong. The Wikipedia article is sadly confused.
posted by stbalbach at 2:01 PM on September 4, 2007

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