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Monday, 20 June 2011

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Directed by John Huston
Starred Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr. ...
1941, United States, English.




Here is one of film-noir classics of all time. This thriller & mystery is accepted as one of the best movies of cinema history by many, while some considers it as an ordinary movie.

With all my respect to this movie's fan, personally I didn't find it that much special. Maybe because I couldn't get it? Considering film-noir is very special genre, it is strictly matter of tastes. You might love this film-noir heist, or you might hate it. It is your taste.

The movie was nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Sydney Greenstreet's performance (which it was his film debut) and Best Writing, Screenplay in Academy Awards. The movie lost to 'How Green Was My Valley' (which I really enjoyed) in Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor categories, while Citizen Kane got Best Writing, Screenplay award in 1942 Oscars.

It is reported that the movie is word for word, scene for scene virtually exact with the original novel.

The American Film Institute listed this movie as 31st Greatest Movie of All Time and Best 6th Mystery of All Time.

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If you look for;

a classic mystery heist
a heist movie from film-noir genre
accepted one of the greatest movies of all time
a Humphrey Bogart movie
nostalgia
then this is your movie.

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If you liked this movie, I believe you might also like;
(available in the blog)

Bob Le Flambeur (1956)
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Degree: Alternative Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Valuable Object Robbery
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 2/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 1/5
Actors' Performances: 3/5
Excitement Level: 2/5
Surprise Level: 2/5
Humor Level: 2/5
Originality of the Story in General: 3/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 2/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 2/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.



 

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