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- DescriptionNamed by Mystery Writers of America as the 2006 Edgar Award finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Book of the Year The Maltese Falcon has been widely lauded since its original publication in 1930. In its movie adaptation, it t only birthed American film ir but also ranks as one of the 100 greatest movies of all time, as selected by the American Film Institute. Now this treasury of memorabilia on Sam Spade and his creator, Dashiell Hammett, uncovers a wealth of documents and photos about the book and movie from institutional and private archives, many of which are previously unpublished and are available where else. Providing far more information than any resource before it, the book delves deeply into the tale of the jeweled avian statue, including a full account of Hammett's detective career, a chrology of his life and publications, sources and tes the author used in constructing the book, and never-before-seen documents from the book's film, stage, and radio adaptations. This version has been updated to include additional contents, color photos, and an index. Available w for any audience, it will be a joy for fans of Sam Spade, Hammett, film ir, and the history of cinema and literature.
- Author BiographyRichard Layman is the author of several books on Dashiell Hammett. He has been nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. He is also vice president of the publishing company Bruccoli Clark Layman Inc. which produces reference works in literary and social history, and is the editorial director for the Dictionary of Literary Biography series. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
- PublisherVince Emery Productions
- Date of Publication01/09/2005
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationSan Francisco
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVince Emery Productions
- Content Notecolour & b/w photos
- Weight648 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byRichard Layman
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