Re: RARA-AVIS: The Maltese Falcon Remake

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 11 May 2000

Anthony Dauer:

<<If there was a remake who would be the actors of your choice?>>

I would like to see a Kurosawa version, with Japanese actors and locale. It will never happen, but it's an entertaining notion. This director had a way of cutting down on the dialogue and making transitions abrupt, an ideal style for hardboiled (well, he *was* one of the great hardboiled creators).

For an American version, I would choose Harry Dean Stanton to play Spade. Stanton has a sleazy air that seems much more appropriate to a PI than Bogart. Bogart was too classy.



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