Re: RARA-AVIS: Miller's Crossing = The Glass Key??

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 05 Oct 2004

--- Mark Coggins <> wrote:

> I finally got around to watching the Coen brothers'
> I'd been told was a tribute to Hammett, particular
> his first novel, RED
> To me, it seemed much more than a tribute: it seemed
> to be a pretty faithful
> adaptation of THE GLASS KEY.
> Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie, but I was
> stunned not to find a
> "based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett" line in the
> credits.
> Apologies if we've talked about this before, but did
> others have the same
> impression?
> --Mark

Yeah, though there's a bit of RED HARVEST in there
(most especially in the arc of Gabriel Byrne's character) it's mainly a knockoff of THE GLASS KEY.

I personally think it's the Coen's best movie. Though I haven't seen them all.


===== Doug Bassett

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