Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The way some people talked in 1930

"The boy spoke two words, the first a short guttural verb, the second 'you.'"

A few more quick thoughts before the Maltese Falcon goes back to the library. I've always been impressed by how much John Huston was able to get past the Hays office but the novel is far more frank. I'm no authority on the literature of the era but it seems ways ahead of its time.

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