Archive for Dashiel Hammett

Will we talk about the black bird?

Posted in Film with tags , , , , on October 13, 2012 by telescoper

My favourite scene from  my favourite film. Great direction, great script, great acting, and all based on a truly great novel by a truly great writer.

Not a wasted word, not an awkward phrase, and all lines delivered perfectly by actors who seem as though they were born to play these characters.

Quite. And I’ll tell you right out that I’m a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk…