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  • Brigid And Cairo In The Huston Film
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    The Portrayal of the Characters in the Maltese Falcon suffers from transition to the Huston film. Spade is portrayed to have much more power in the Huston film than in the book. He seems to have more control over Brigid and the whole on going situation. First we see this when we enter the apartment of Spade. In the book we have the feeling that Spades apartment was small, In his bedroom that was his living-room now the wall bed was up, (Pg. 61), this tells us that Spade was living in a bachelor ...
  • Night At Spade's Apartment
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    The Maltese Falcon starts out with Sam Spade, a private detective in San Francisco in the late nineteen twenties, sitting at his desk in his office when a Miss Wonderly came in. She said she was from New York looking for her sister who possibly got kid napped and who is probably in the San Francisco area. Miss Wonderly said she met a man named Thursby at a parcel office who supposedly had her sister. While Miss Wonderly was telling the story, Spade's partner Miles Archer came in. Miss Wonderly s...
  • Mike And Spade
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    I don't recall if Gutman said it in the movie about the Falcon being coated by lacquer to obfuscate that it's really made of gold and jewels. I think it was implied that nothing is what they really seem to be. This is what I believe Dashiell Hammett was trying to communicate through his novel, 'The Maltese Falcon. ' In this paper I will write about why I believe what is Hammett trying to convey through his cast of characters. These characters are unlike the image and stereotype cast upon their r...
  • Gutman And Wilmer And Cairo
    835 words
    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett takes place in the 1930's and has a variety of mysterious characters including: Sam Spade, Brigid O'Shaughhnessy, Joel Cairo, Mr. Gutman, and Wilmer. When O'Shaughnessy comes to Spade and asks him to shadow Thursby, the story takes off on rampage of events with seemingly no relevance until they are revealed in the end. The conflict that drives the story is the unknown location of the Maltese falcon, a golden falcon of immense value. All the actions and even...
  • Effie And Sam Spade
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    The Maltese Falcon, was not only a detective film, but a film that displayed many different aspects of the female and the male character in the movie. The film was more than a story, but a story that explored the ideas of the detective genre and the different characteristics of femininity and masculinity. It also brought forth subjects of sexual desires and the greediness of money. The characters and the visual motifs in the film contributed to the developing of the plot and assisted in creating...
  • Night At Spades Apartment
    749 words
    That night, while Spade was sleeping, he received a phone call. It was the police telling him that Archer was murdered. Spade got up, made and lit a cigarette, and went to the scene of crime. Spade got there and found some facts. Archer was found in an alley, probably shot at close range, with a British-made Webley revolver. Spade observed how Archers gun was in his holster and that his jacket was still buttoned. Spade phoned his secretary, Effie, and asked her to call Iva, his partners wife, to...

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