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    The Maltese Falcon

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    Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco: A Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction The Pacific coast port city of San Francisco, California provides a distinctively mysterious backdrop in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. Unlike many other detective stories that are anchored in well-known metropolises such as Los Angeles or New York City, Hammett opted to place the events of his text in the lesser-known, yet similarly exotic cultural confines of San Francisco

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    Maltese Falcon

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    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett takes place in the 1930s and has a variety of mysterious charactersincluding: 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 ona 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 emotinos

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    When sitting down with popcorn, soda and some jujubes to view the splendor of a film entitled “The Maltese Falcon”, it may quickly become apparent that the film really isn’t jujube material. More appropriate perhaps, is a scotch on the rocks. This film has something to say about humanity, and it isn’t all rainbows and jujubes. Director John Huston’s 1941 directorial debut takes the audience on a series of twists and turns that even the sharpest of minds could not foresee. Main character and ultimate

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    or actually watching a Film Noir. With Film Noir, there has been a lot of debate on what defines a Film Noir from plot to visual style. The Maltese Falcon (1941), one of the beginning film Noir’s, addresses the different aspects by exploring the adventures of Sam Spade, Brigid O’Shaughnessy, and other characters in retrieving and returning the Maltese Falcon, in exchange for hefty sum of money. We meet Sam Spade as Brigid O’Shaughnessy requests his help in searching for a man who “ran off” with her

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    In Dashiell Hammet’s The Maltese Falcon, the "black bird" serves as a crucial link connecting Sam Spade and Brigid O’ Shaughnessy. The black bird functions as the structural bond of Spade and Brigid’s relationship because it represents their greed and desire for wealth. Hammet points out that the Brigid’s greed for the bird causes her to utilize detective Spade as a tool: "Help me, Mr. Spade. Help me because I need help so badly, and because if you don’t where will I find anyone who can, no matter

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    Film Noir: The Maltese falcon

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    an anti-hero, femme fatale, and chiaroscuro lighting and camera angles. The Maltese Falcon is an example of film noir because of the usage of camera angles, lighting and ominous settings, as well as sinister characters as Samuel Spade, the anti-hero on a quest for meaning, who encounters the death of his partner but does not show any signs of remorse but instead for his greed for riches. All throughout The Maltese Falcon the camera angles change with the character. Camera angles and lighting affected

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    Maltese Falcon as a Film Noir Film Noir is a French word which means: dark or black film. This is very fitting as Film Noir and the Maltese falcon are stories of dark deceptive people who often cannot be trusted. Film Noir is a good example of this as the story is about a detective called Sam Spade who gets dragged into the quest for the Maltese Falcon with a compulsive liar Kasper Gutman. The Maltese Falcon is a large bird made of solid gold worth millions. The main six conventions of

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    Review and Analysis of Maltese Falcon

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    The Maltese Falcon, published in 1930, is probably the greatest American detective novel. It was recognized as the greatest when it was published and still has critics affirming to the novel’s importance. It defines the conception of Sam Spade, the American private investigator, Brigid O’Shaughnessy, the femme fatale and of a hard boiled style. The novel is written during the Depression, and its famous objective point of view being the forced technique (Hammet 1). In the novel, Sam Spade acts like

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    Analysis of The Maltese Falcon 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

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    lines of good versus evil in The Maltese Falcon versus the indistinct zone between criminal and cop in The French Connection, as well as the different endings, match the two films’ historical context, and delineation is underscored by the overall action and depiction of violence in these two films. While the 1940’s were certainly not a peaceful time, film more or so was in comparison to later films. The scenes of violence and fighting in The Maltese Falcon are very tame in contrast to the

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