Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

Discuss whether you find the protagonist Sam Spade and ethical character.

The first detective film to use the shadowy, nihilistic noir style in a definitive way was the privotal work of novice director John Huston in the mystery classic Maltese Falcon (1941), from a 1929 book by Dashiell Hammett.

It was famous for Humphrey Bogart’s cool, laconic private eye hero Sam Spade in pursuit of crooks greedy for a jewel-encrusted statue, and Bogart’s foil – Mary Astor as the deceptive femme fatale.

It is considered the first film noir

Importantly, it also considered a classic example of a MacGuffin. A MacGuffin is a plot device that motivates the characters of the story but otherwise has little relevance.

In a two page paper discuss whether you find the protagonist Sam Spade and ethical character. Give examples from the film to support your claim.

https://archive.org/details/the-maltese-falcon-1941

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