Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade

Many of the discoveries here are previously unpublished. The book provides hundreds of rare documents and original source materials, including production notes for the three movie versions.

Author: Richard Layman

Publisher: Vince Emery Prod

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

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"Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese Falcon is often named as one of the best twentieth-century novels. John Huston's film adaptation is one of the earliest examples of film noir. It made Humphrey Bogart a star, and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest movies of all time. Now, Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade uncovers from institutional and private archives a wealth of treasures about Hammett's masterpiece, his detective Sam Spade, the three film versions of the novel, stage adaptations, Sam Spade short stories, radio presentations, and even comics. Many of the discoveries here are previously unpublished. The book provides hundreds of rare documents and original source materials, including production notes for the three movie versions. Contributors include Dashiell Hammett himself, plus Jo Hammett, Richard Layman, Mary Astor, Joseph Shaw, Dorothy Parker, John Huston, Hal Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck, Joe Gores, William F. Nolan, and more than fifty additional writers. It is illustrated with more than 200 photos, illustrations, and facsimiles. The book is a joy for fans of Hammett, Sam Spade, detective fiction, film noir, and the history of literature and cinema."--Publisher's website.

The Maltese Falcon

These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679722649

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.


In Search of the Maltese Falcon

While scuba diving off the coast of Spain, Cyrus and Samantha make a startling discovery.

Author: Mario Fenech

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460206622

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 959

While scuba diving off the coast of Spain, Cyrus and Samantha make a startling discovery. A trunk containing a map to the mysterious island of Melita, and the treasure hidden there. Suddenly, Cyrus and Samantha find themselves embarking on a treacherous adventure that will forever alter their lives, and the lives of their crew.


The Maltese Falcon

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: GoodBook Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers. Quotes from the book: “He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan.” “Then--?' 'We believed your two hundred dollars.' 'You mean --' She seemed not to know what he meant. 'I mean that you paid us more than if you'd been telling the truth,' he explained blandly, 'and enough more to make it all right.” “Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready. Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?” Readers' reviews: “Some library site I visited was celebrating The Maltese Falcon as not only a great detective novel, but a great book. I wholeheartedly agree. It took me two nights of reading to get through it, and I loved it more than a movie -- and maybe even a good NBA game.” (John, goodreads.com) “The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel.” (The Times Literary Supplement) “Hammett’s prose [is] clean and entirely unique. His characters [are] as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction.” (The New York Times)

The Maltese Falcon

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780679722649

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 645

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue


Social Criticism in Dashiell Hammett s Red Harvest and the Maltese Falcon

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar ), course: Twentieth Century Crime Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, ...

Author: Ole Wagner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363892727X

Category:

Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar ), course: Twentieth Century Crime Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay will explore how social criticism is performed in two novels of Dashiell Hammett. Red Harvest is often described as "the first hard-boiled novel," giving it the status of a literary landmark. Here the author gives us a clear impression of his characteristic world and his social vision of it. Therefore, the novel appears to be an interesting subject to look how this kind of literature employs social criticism. The other book that will be examined here is The Maltese Falcon, one of the most popular and best known hard-boiled crime novels ever, that has served as a model for many authors. As Robert Shulman argues, Hammet gives his "social vision its fullest expression" in this novel, showing "his concern with American individualism." Thus, as this examination is limited to two works, it seems most sensible to use The Maltese Falcon along with Red Harvest for this purpose to produce a good insight into the social criticism in Hammett's books. Before beginning with the study, it is necessary to make clear what 'social criticism' is here, as the term itself has a wide meaning. 'Social' will be discussed in the sense, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary puts it, "of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society." This means that in a smaller sense, the term 'social' concerns the way the individuals, the characters of the novels, deal with each other, and, in a larger sense, how the society is organized and how its institutions treat the individual and the group, which also brings economic and political components into the scope of the study. The Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest are particularly well suited for suc

An Introduction to The Maltese Falcon by Daahiell Hammett

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, a novel about greed, lust, and betrayal, and the story about San Francisco detective Sam Spade and a case treasure housed in a falcon-shaped sculpture ...

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher:

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Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, a novel about greed, lust, and betrayal, and the story about San Francisco detective Sam Spade and a case treasure housed in a falcon-shaped sculpture.


The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies

Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne ...

Author: Robert Von Hallberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780826351364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 819

Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose.

The Maltese Falcon

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Author: Jana Shanahan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Dashiell Hammett

Five modern suspense novels feature Sam Spade and Nick Charles among other daring detectives.

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517060117

Category: Fiction

Page: 726

View: 610

Powerful novels by the famous master of the detective genre include baffling cases for his private eyes, Sam Spade and Nick Charles

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Book Analysis

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Maltese Falcon with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808018444

Category: Study Aids

Page: 52

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Maltese Falcon with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, a riveting detective novel that takes the reader on a fast-paced tour of the criminal underbelly of 1930s San Francisco. It all begins when private detective Sam Spade’s partner is murdered, and his attempts to solve the case and clear his own name lead him into a tangled web of criminal liaisons, all of whom have one thing in common: they are all searching for a mythical artefact known as the Maltese Falcon, and Spade may be the only one with the skills to track it down... The Maltese Falcon is considered a pioneering example of ‘hard-boiled’ detective fiction, and also had a significant influence on the emerging cinematic genre of film noir through the 1941 film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart. Find out everything you need to know about The Maltese Falcon in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Maltese Falcon

Anyone who is fortunate enough to own one of these 5000 limited edition books will enjoy its content for decades to come, experiencing the blood, the sweat and the tears endured throughout the formative years of this unique floating ...

Author: Martin H. Redmayne

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780955636905

Category: Yachts

Page: 240

View: 103

Launched in October 2007, The Maltese Falcon: Art of Innovation catalogues the evolution, vision and creation of the most incredible yacht the world has ever witnessed. The contents will deliver some of the finest words and pictures that can only start to capture the essence of the Maltese Falcon. With several thousand images to choose from, we promise to deliver not only an incredible artistic reference work, but a huge percentage of the images will in fact be previously unseen to add to the unique and collectable nature of this project. Anyone who is fortunate enough to own one of these 5000 limited edition books will enjoy its content for decades to come, experiencing the blood, the sweat and the tears endured throughout the formative years of this unique floating masterpiece, one that is clearly way ahead of its time. - Publisher.


The Dashiell Hammett Collection

This volume collects the novel "The Maltese Falcon" and 10 short stories by Dashiell Hammett: "Too Many Have Lived," "They Can Only Hang You Once," "A Man Called Spade," "Afraid of a Gun," "The Assistant Murderer," "House Dick," "Night ...

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434443973

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 581

This volume collects the novel "The Maltese Falcon" and 10 short stories by Dashiell Hammett: "Too Many Have Lived," "They Can Only Hang You Once," "A Man Called Spade," "Afraid of a Gun," "The Assistant Murderer," "House Dick," "Night Shade," "The Judge Laughed Last," "His Brother's Keeper," and "The Man Who Killed Dan Odams."