Revisiting “The Maltese Falcon”

24 Aug

star_icons25 star_icons25star_icons25star_icons25star_icons25 They really do not make movies like this any more!  I watched it again on Saturday night.


— You aren’t exactly the sort of a person you pretend to be, are you?

— Why, I’m not sure I know exactly what you mean.

— The schoolgirl manner. You know, blushing, stammering and all that.

— I haven’t lived a good life. I’ve been bad. Worse than you could know.

— Good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be…we’d never get anywhere.

— I won’t be innocent.

— Good. By the way, I saw Joel Cairo tonight. Do you know him?

— Only slightly.

— You’re good. You’re very good.

Cracker of a script. Great direction. Great acting.


5 responses to “Revisiting “The Maltese Falcon”

  1. Kevin

    August 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hehe, in Americanese, you just said ‘White person of a script. Great direction. Great acting’ 🙂

    So, it’s worth renting? Consider it done. This site is turning into a wealth of multimedia ideas. I haven’t even downloaded that book that Bruce recommended yet, and now we’ve got a movie to watch!

    Let’s not make this one sided though. It should be give and take. So I’m recommending that you watch Office Space (it’s from ~1965… ish). Best part:

    Mate – [explaining his job to his date]: … so I go through thousands of lines of code looking for… it doesn’t really matter. I don’t like my job, and uh, I don’t think I’m going to go anymore.

    Sheila – You’re just not going to go?

    Mate – Yeah.

    Sheila – Won’t you get fired?

    Mate – I don’t know. But I really don’t like it, and um, I’m not going to go.

    Sheila – So you’re going to quit?

    Mate – No, not really. I’m just going to stop going.

    Worth the watch.

  2. Thomas

    August 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Office Space isn’t nearly that old! 1999 if my memory serves me correct. Hilarious movie – especially where the fax machine cops it.

  3. Neil

    August 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    @Thomas — Never heard of it. Perhaps it also is in Surry Hills Library’s collection!

    @Kevin — Glad to be of service.

  4. Kevin

    August 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I know 🙂 I was trying to make it sound like a classic 🙂

    Hey, I just thought of something that would be interesting to at least one of your readers. What books are you about to read?

    Just a thought. I’d be more interested in that list than the list of the ones you’ve already read. Not sure why though.

    Have a great week!

  5. Kevin

    August 25, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    FWIW, here’s a conservative John Howard loving person’s list:

    A Knight of the Word
    Angel Fire East (both by Terry Brooks, a noted hippie socialist)
    Culture of Corruption (Michelle Malkin, a noted conservative ultra-babe)
    The Open Society and Its Enemies (honestly, I haven’t ordered this one yet, but I will)


    The Maltese Falcon
    The Hangover
    Race to Witch Mountain (this one is my daughter’s fault. Don’t judge me on it.)


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