History Creator / DashiellHammett

29th Jan '17 5:21:46 AM PaulA
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->''The chief difference between the exceptionally knotty problem facing the detective of fiction and that facing the real detective is that in the former there is usually a paucity of clues, and in the latter altogether too many.''
-->-- '''Dashiell Hammett'''

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->''The chief difference between ->''Hammett took murder out of the exceptionally knotty problem facing Venetian vase and dropped it into the detective of fiction and that facing alley ... . He wrote at first (and almost to the real detective is that in end) for people with a sharp, aggressive attitude to life. They were not afraid of the former there is usually a paucity seamy side of clues, and in the latter altogether too many.things; they lived there. Violence did not dismay them; it was right down their street.''
-->-- '''Dashiell Hammett'''
'''Creator/RaymondChandler''', [[http://www.en.utexas.edu/amlit/amlitprivate/scans/chandlerart.html "The Simple Art of Murder"]]
29th Jan '17 2:41:13 AM Xtifr
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->''Hammett took murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley ... . He wrote at first (and almost to the end) for people with a sharp, aggressive attitude to life. They were not afraid of the seamy side of things; they lived there. Violence did not dismay them; it was right down their street.''
-->-- '''Creator/RaymondChandler''', [[http://www.en.utexas.edu/amlit/amlitprivate/scans/chandlerart.html "The Simple Art of Murder"]]

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->''Hammett took murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley ... . He wrote at first (and almost to the end) for people with a sharp, aggressive attitude to life. They were not afraid of the seamy side of things; they lived there. Violence did not dismay them; it was right down their street.''
-->-- '''Creator/RaymondChandler''', [[http://www.en.utexas.edu/amlit/amlitprivate/scans/chandlerart.html "The Simple Art of Murder"]]
19th Dec '16 11:40:46 AM JulianLapostat
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In 1982, the German director Wim Wenders made a BiographyAClef ''Hammett'' (produced by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola) which casts the author in a mystery that ends up a pastiche of his most famous stories, as an {{Homage}} to the man.

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In 1982, the German director Wim Wenders Creator/WimWenders made a BiographyAClef ''Hammett'' (produced by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola) which casts the author in a mystery that ends up a pastiche of his most famous stories, as an {{Homage}} to the man.
19th Dec '16 11:40:25 AM JulianLapostat
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In 1982, the German director Wim Wenders made a film ''Hammett'' (produced by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola) which casts the author in a mystery that ends up a pastiche of his most famous stories, as an {{Homage}} to the man.

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In 1982, the German director Wim Wenders made a film BiographyAClef ''Hammett'' (produced by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola) which casts the author in a mystery that ends up a pastiche of his most famous stories, as an {{Homage}} to the man.
10th Oct '16 5:24:05 AM Hjortron18
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10th Oct '16 5:22:57 AM Hjortron18
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Before taking up writing, Hammett had been an agent for the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Before taking up writing, Hammett had been an agent for the Pinkerton Detective Agency.
20th Mar '16 9:32:01 AM Random888
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Hammett was played by Jason Robards in the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', which was adapted from the memoirs of his longtime lover Lillian Hellman.

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Hammett was played by Jason Robards in the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', which was adapted from the memoirs of his longtime lover Lillian Hellman.Creator/LillianHellman.
6th Mar '16 12:20:11 AM BrokenArrow01
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His fourth novel, ''The Glass Key'', was adapted for film several times, is another influence on Kurosawa and the Cohens, and has a crime fiction award named after it.[[note]]The Glass Key award is maintained by the Crime Writers of Scandinavia; recipients include ''Literature/MissSmillasFeelingForSnow'' and ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo]]''.[[/note]]

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His fourth novel, ''The Glass Key'', was adapted for film several times, is another influence on Kurosawa and the Cohens, Coens, and has a crime fiction award named after it.[[note]]The Glass Key award is maintained by the Crime Writers of Scandinavia; recipients include ''Literature/MissSmillasFeelingForSnow'' and ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo]]''.[[/note]]
13th Aug '15 3:12:25 PM WillBGood
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* TwilightOfTheOldWest[=/=]NewOldWest: "The Man Who Killed Dan Odams" is a Hammett short story that carries the conventions of TheWestern into the Twentieth Century. "Nightmare Town" and "Literature/RedHarvest" both have Western aspects, and the latter inspired the outright Western film ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''. The Literature/ContinentalOp story "Corkscrew" is also a good example.

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* TwilightOfTheOldWest[=/=]NewOldWest: "The Man Who Killed Dan Odams" is a Hammett short story that carries the conventions of TheWestern into the Twentieth Century. "Nightmare Town" and "Literature/RedHarvest" both have Western aspects, and the latter inspired the outright Western film ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''. The Literature/ContinentalOp Literature/TheContinentalOp story "Corkscrew" is also a good example.
3rd Aug '15 9:18:42 PM PaulA
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His fifth and final novel, ''Literature/TheThinMan'', received a LighterAndSofter [[Film/TheThinMan film adaptation starring Creator/WilliamPowell and Myrna Loy]], which launched a popular film series.

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His fifth and final novel, ''Literature/TheThinMan'', received a LighterAndSofter [[Film/TheThinMan film adaptation adaptation]] starring Creator/WilliamPowell and Myrna Loy]], Loy, which launched a popular film series.
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