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The Maltese Falcon (English version with French subtitles)
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 10th, 2022
Duration
100 min
Cycle
The essentials

Making lists is an activity moviegoers are fond of. Every year, the same ritual: compilation of the ten best films, with comparative analyses, debates, heated discussions. But what about the ultimate list of the most outstanding films in the history of cinema? That is to say, those films that must be seen, those that have forever transformed the art of cinema, but also our way of seeing a culture, of understanding the world as well as our own lives? This program aims to tackle this challenge with nearly eighty films, produced between 1916 and 1960, while waiting for your lists!

The Maltese Falcon
Directed by
John Huston
Language
English version with French subtitles
Actors
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
Origins
USA
Year
1941
Duration
100 min
Genre
Film noir, drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

While investigating the death of his colleague, a private detective uncovers a series of murders that lead him to a valuable falcon statuette, coveted by unscrupulous individuals. This classic film noir, which was John Huston's first directorial effort, gave Bogart's career a new twist.

The Maltese Falcon
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John Huston

John Huston was an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and visual artist. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Prizzi's Honor (1985). He primarily worked behind the camera until Otto Preminger cast him in the title role for 1963's The Cardinal, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He continued to take prominent supporting roles for the next two decades, including 1974's Chinatown and he leant his booming baritone voice as a voice actor and narrator to a number of prominent films. (Wikipedia)

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The strange, dreamlike tension of the film escalates with each new confrontation, each new tailing, each new beating, with Gutman and Cairo shot from a queasy low angle, and the nightmare culminates in a gripping series of closeups on each strained face. The strange, dreamlike tension of the film escalates with each new confrontation, each new tailing, each new beating, with Gutman and Cairo shot from a queasy low angle, and the nightmare culminates in a gripping series of closeups on each strained face.
The Guardian
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The Maltese Falcon is one of the most recognizable, and sought-after, pieces of movie memorabilia in history. In fact, Steve Wynn paid $4.1 million for it in 2013
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