Re: RARA-AVIS: Maltese Falcon

Date: 21 May 2008

> Beating up people because they are gay is evil.  Sam Spade is evil.  Unlike
> other Bogart characters, there is nothing heroic about him.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on the sexual angle of the Maltese Falcon?
> yeah, those characters are gay. but Spade doesn't beat up Wilmer and Cairo
because they're gay. he does it because he can

don't know if that makes him any less evil in your book

Spade if anything, is a survivor. nothing wrong with a strong self-preservation instinct

John Lau

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