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    Maltese Falcon. Samuel Spade, the protagonist of the story, is what was known as a “hard-boiled” detective. Men such as that rarely show a tender side (if they have one). Likewise, they are physically tough, frequently resorting to guns or fists to get what they want. In addition, they tend to be amoral, yet with an inflexible code of honour of their own. The first element of the persona of the “hard-boiled” detective is the fact that they rarely show an affectionate side. Throughout the entire movie

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    many sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction? Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their investigations (“Detective Fiction,” Literary). Hard-Boiled fiction is considered one of the more popular sub-genres of detective fiction; there have been numerous films and novels about urban detectives exposing corruption

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    The Simplicity of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler would like us to believe that The Big Sleep is just another example of hard-boiled detective fiction. He would like readers to see Philip Marlowe, Vivian Regan, Carmen Sternwood, Eddie Mars, and the rest of the characters as either "good guys" or "bad guys" with no deeper meaning or symbolism to them. I found the book simple and easy to understand; the problem was that it was too easy, too simple. Then came one part that

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    Gone Baby Gone

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    his neighborhoods and gives one the feeling that they lived there their entire life. His main characters, private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, transcend crime fiction stereotypes. At first glance, Kenzie is a classic hard-boiled detective, an idealistic man who feels trapped and angry – perhaps because of emotional scars left by his brutal father. But he is no rootless loner. He still lives and works in the neighborhood (the Irish stronghold of Dorchester) where he grew up

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    Harrison Ford. Earlier in the summer, I'd seen 70mm booming previews in the giant Loews' Theaters around Manhattan. My head was still filled with dark-skied images of a dark urban future mixed with muted 1940's radio music. Harrison Ford was a hard-boiled detective in an ever-raining city, dwarfed by several-hundred-story spacescrapers and color TV billboards, with musical accompaniment by the Ink Spots. I thought the film was quite a failure. There were several voiceovers and explanations in dialogue

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    Did John Woo's Style of Directing "The Killer" and "Mi2" are not very alike in style. "Hard Boiled" is similar to The Killer and "Hard Boiled's" and "Face off's" shootouts are very similar. In Mi2 a lot of the ideas for the action scenes were developed before the making of the film. This would explain the lack of substance in some of the action scenes. When I say substance I mean action with a purpose. (Show the mountain climbing scene of Mi2) But then again, Woo did not write Mi2

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    Crime Fiction Essay

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    became the inspirations for the hard boiled detectives in America. The golden age of crime fiction came about shortly after World War I. The economic growth combined with the introduction of prohibition lead to the rise of the 1920s American gangster. These gangsters were often wealthy enough to “buy out” the police and present themselves as businessmen. They became more respected than the officials which eventually lead to individuals looking to private detectives for jus... ... middle of paper

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    The Big Sleep, and the Dark Noir

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    In the novel, The Big Sleep, the main character, Philip Marlowe, is a prime example of the hard-boiled detective, found in the noir genre. Merriam Websters' dictionary defines noir as, "crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings." (Noir) When Philip Marlowe is hired by old man General Sternwood, to track down a blackmailer, he is immediately thrust into the sleazy, filthy world of General Sterwoods' two daughters, Carmen and Vivian. Marlowe finds himself entangled

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    character named, Lord Peter Wimsey, who is known as a “Golden Age” detective. A novel named, “The Big Sleep,” by Raymond Chandler, includes a character named, Philip Marlowe, who is known as a “Hard-Boiled” detective. These two types of detectives are different in several aspects of these mystery/crime stories. Peter Wimsey’s and Philip Marlowe’s motivation to solve their cases was one aspect that supported how these two types of detectives are different from each other. One seemed to be more selfish in

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    packers did not do it. No one could have done it. At least, that is how it looks. The crime by itself seems impossible. Nelson the protagonist of the story is the detective investigating the case. Nelson was called upon by his captain to investigate a poisoning incident. The four witnesses at the table saw nothing and the other detectives are not corrupted, however, they do not care about evidence, they only care about confession. Which means they do not care who they put away, even if it is the wrong

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