RE: RE: RARA-AVIS: Long Shadow of the Falcon

Date: 07 May 2000

Martha writes,
> while i've not seen the cortez version, i would argue that there is a fair
> degree of menace to bogart's spade. his scene with mary astor (the one that
> ends with "oh, you're good") is one that reeks of danger; as a viewer, i'm
> never sure that he won't ignore or even hurt her.

Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I always thought that someone better than Mary Astor could've played the role. It's not just that dated look either.

Bill Hagen

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