To write the screenplay, Hellman encouraged the hiring of her long-time lover Dashiell Hammett
But film noir did not come directly from film studios, but from the detective story authors of the era, notably the writing of authors like Dashiell Hammett
and the gritty, tough guy storytelling of Raymond Chandler.
Before I read A Difficult Woman, I knew that Lillian Hellman was a significant player in the Communist/anticommunist drama of the mid-twentieth century, the author of several plays and memoirs, the lover of the writer Dashiell Hammett
, and a terrible liar.
Lillian Hellman, the American who wrote the play in the 1930s, heard about the Scottish case from her lover, Dashiell Hammett
, author of 'The Maltese Falcon'.
1951: As the McCarthy witch-hunts gathered pace in the USA, crime novelist Dashiell Hammett
was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Based on a genre-pioneering novel by Dashiell Hammett
- and later transformed into a classic 1941 film by director John Huston - "The Maltese Falcon" was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre on Feb.
scholar Joe Gores resur-r rects Sam Spade in his latest crime novel to give us an insight into how the legendary detective became who he is - a tough man with dog-hound instincts who keeps his emotions in a tight bottle.
Several have won prizes, including the Dashiell Hammett
Award for literary excellence in North America--and, my God, if Saul is discussing writers of the Left, why has he given the iconic Hammett, a Marxist jailed for refusing to give names, only a cursory mention?
The film earned three Oscars, including for Jason Robards, playing writer Dashiell Hammett
Murder by Death that was written by Neil Simon pokes fun at the iconic protagonists of the detective writings of Dashiell Hammett
, Agatha Christie and Earl Derr Biggers by portraying them as conceited, inconsiderate and lucky especially when it comes to solving crimes.
THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett
, published in 1930, is the template for many hardboiled stories that appeared over the decades since its inception.
This novel recalls the classic mysteries of Dashiell Hammett
or Ross MacDonald as Quinn deftly merges three stories and mixes in enough history to give this novel set in 1938 New York City authenticity.
By the time she met Dashiell Hammett
(also married), she'd flown the coop.
If Dashiell Hammett
had written the stream-of-consciousness detective novel he once claimed he would like to, and that manuscript had been passed on to Edmond Jabes for severe line editing, then stolen by early-career Samuel Beckett to be dosed with bursts of hot humor and jaunty textures, then revisited by late-career Samuel Beckett for cooling and quieting, then borrowed by the late poet Jackson Mac Low to undergo various destabilizing textual operations, we might, if we could lay our hands on the resultant hybrid wonder, have some sense of the baffling, polymorphic territory limned in Robert Majzels stunning antinovel, Apikoros Sleuth.