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Author Mooney, William H., 1948-

Title Dashiell Hammett and the movies / William H. Mooney
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
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Contents Early films: Roadhouse nights (1930), City streets (1931), and Mister Dynamite (1935) -- The Thin man (1934) -- After The thin man: from sequel to series Woman in the dark (1934) and Watch on the Rhine (1943) -- The Maltese falcon (1931), Satan met a lady (1936), and The Maltese falcon (1941) -- The glass key (1935 and 1942) -- Hammett in retrospect: Miller's crossing -- Conclusion: Dashiell Hammett and the movies
Summary As the father of the hardboiled detective genre, Dashiell Hammett had a huge influence on Hollywood. Yet, it is easy to forget how adaptable Hammett's work was, fitting into a variety of genres and inspiring generations of filmmakers.Dashiell Hammett and the Movies offers the first comprehensive look at Hammett's broad oeuvre and how it was adapted into films from the 1930s all the way into the 1990s. Film scholar William H. Mooney reveals the wide range of films crafted from the same Hammett novels, as when The Maltese Falcon was filmed first as a pre-Code sexploitation movie, then as a Bette
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 -- Film adaptations.
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813562546 (electronic bk.)
9780813562544 (electronic bk.)