What I might never have imagined if a translation hadn’t led me there.
We thought that talking about real issues in rational terms would … carve out a sane corner in at least one social network.
Huston gives us the essence of film noir on a shoestring.
Existentialism offers a valuable tool for critical analysis well-suited to engage with liberal ideals of egalitarianism and individual liberty.
The film came close to equaling the intention of the novel and the much earlier BBC adaptation.
Less Hemingway than Huston, the film is a landmark for Hellinger and Siodmak.
A worthy Chandler adaptation, and transition for Dick Powell from pretty boy to film tough guy.
The film in which Humphrey Bogart made the hard-boiled detective persona his own.
Beautifully observed and photographed, the story created in me a deep yearning for the innocence and privilege of the world these characters inhabited.