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The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird (2006)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  3 October 2006 (USA)
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An appreciation and the story of the "making of" THE MALTESE FALCON.

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The Maltese Falcon (1941) is a national treasure. Often cited as the first Film Noir, many film historians consider it the greatest detective movie ever made. In One Magnificent Bird, we discover how the film's mean streets, dark shadows and razor-edged cast each became the prototype for future detective thrillers and atmospheric Noir dramas. Through interviews with such film artists as Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Madsen, James Cromwell, Frank Miller and Christopher McQuarrie, we uncover the magic that director John Huston brought to this, his first feature film. As a bonus, our documentary also examines the two previous attempts to adapt Dashiell Hammett's dark novel to the screen, first as a by-the-book detective picture, then as an out-and-out comedy starring a young Bette Davis. Written by Anonymous

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This documentary is included in Warner Home Video's 2006 release of The Maltese Falcon Three-Disc Special Edition. See more »

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This is a helluva documentary -worth the box set purchase
13 December 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

One Magnificent Bird is found in the Humphrey Bogart Signature Collection Volume 2. The smart folks at Warner Bros. added all three of their versions of The Maltese Falcon and included an in-depth documentary on The John Huston version. The doc is filled with clips and insights, reminding you just how important (and good) the film, and the book it was drawn from really were.

After watching this wonderfully created piece you will never watch the film about the bird in the same way afterviewing this. There's so much you didn't know. This is why we buy DVD sets. The extras and the things included; which just get better and better as time goes by.

The Maltese Falcon is the film that cemented Bogart as the king of smooth. While Casablanca made him an immortal icon. Bravo.


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