Humphrey Bogart

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  • The Maltese Falcon Essay

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    Theater 120C: Final Paper In The Maltese Falcon (1941), Humphrey Bogart plays Sam Spade, a private eye detective who is lured into the chase for a bird statue by a mysterious and deceitful woman named Ruth. His objectives are to find the Maltese Falcon, and discover the murderer of two crimes: the death of his former partner, Miles Archer, and another man named Thursby. He also wishes to prove his innocence for the murder of his partner because the police have him as the prime suspect. Sam approaches

  • Film Analysis Of Casablanca

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    an American expatriate, Rick, who must make the choice of whether or not to help out his former lover, Ilsa, and her husband flee to neutral Portugal by giving them transit letters that are deemed priceless by many refugees. Casablanca stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. The film was made in 1942 and was directed by Michael Curtiz, and produced by Hal B. Wallis. The film is rated PG, and is a romantic drama type of film. Rick owns a nightclub and restaurant called

  • Casablanca’s Liberal Criticism Essay

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    quality film over a time period, defining a classic and still today Casablanca remains a top American movie. Michael Curtiz, the director, shows World War II on the home front, using the setting to transfer the view point. The famous and popular Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid play the complex love triangle that leads the film to the stories purpose and theme. Casablanca illustrates liberal criticism through a hometown war rebellion setting, the nationalistic view points, and true love’s

  • Breathless Movie Essay

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    Breathless: Movie Review A Bout de Souffle or Breathless is a movie filmed in 1960 by Jean-Luc Godard. Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who also used documents of Laszlo Kovacs is a main character of the film. The man is a fraudster (or other type of criminal) who killed a French policeman and tried to save himself after it. Michel was a womanizer and American student Patricia Franchini became his last partner. The woman worked in the newspaper in Paris and followed Michel during the most part

  • The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie Essay

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    The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie      Many time in our lives, we have seen the transformation of novels into movies. Some of them are equal to the novel, few are superior, and most are inferior. Why is this? Why is it that a story that was surely to be one of the best written stories ever, could turn out to be Hollywood flops? One reason is that in many transformations, the main characters are changed, some the way they look, others the way they act. On top of this, scenes are cut out and

  • Movie Essays - Romanticism in the Film Version of The Big Sleep

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    In the movie, however, there is a distinct attraction between the characters, purposely created to capitalize on the real-life affair between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Director Howard Hawks was charged with creating a movie vehicle for these stars as a result of their incredible chemistry from the earlier movie To Have and Have Not. Bogart and Bacall were phenomenally well-matched on-screen and off, and Hawks decided that The Big Sleep was the best film to display their chemistry

  • A Comparison of Two Versions of The Big Sleep

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    or director has to strictly reinforce all the themes of the novel that are being adapted to the screen. If this were true that would make for an entirely dull piece of work, which brings me to the Michael Winner version. Lacking the stars of Bogart and Bacall, the film inserts sexuality by glorifying Carmen Sternwood's nude body at every opportunity. She appears quite a few times, as Chandler would say; "in her birthday suit" alongside a gratuitous shot of the "Schoolgirls" porno magazine

  • Casablanc An Analysis Of The Movie Casablanca

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    Throughout the film, there are some very memorable lines of dialogue, in fact Casablanca is the most quoted movie according to the American Film Institute's list of it’s top 100 movie quotations, it had six quotations out of the list of 100. Likewise, Humphrey Bogart was the most quoted actor of all time with five quotations in the top 100, four of which were from Casablanca. Some examples of quotes include; "Here's lookin' at you, kid.", and the inaccurately-quoted "Play it again, Sam". Casablanca is one

  • The Tv Crichton Smith

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    THE TV Iain Crichton Smith, a Scottish poet, acclaimed for his focus on the ever-present theme of geographical exile. Through his work, he can be seen to describe the process of leaving home – particularly in a rural place similar to the island in which he grew up in. However, his use of exile in many different forms can be found in a variety of Crichton Smith’s poetry, resulting in what can be analysed as a deeper and more meaningful sense of the idea of exile. He effectively explores the cultural

  • Feme Fate : The Common Characters Of The Femme Fatale

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    serve her own selfish interests. There is a fair few of these in The Big Sleep, but none of them is quite the dynamo that Vivian turns out to be. I also believe that Carmen Sternwood could be considered a femme fatale as well. Phillip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart), P.I, is hired by the rich General Sternwood to out a blackmailer, but quickly finds himself tangled in the Sternwood family’s dirty laundry — it’s the classic film noir narrative. At the center of it all seems to be Vivian Rutledge (Lauren Bacall)