RARA-AVIS: Re: Crazy About the Bird

From: Eric Chambers ( nqexile@yahoo.com.au)
Date: 31 May 2008

Kevin Burton Smith wrote,

> The belief that there is a "dingus"
> handed down from the Knights of Malta, encrusted in
> jewels covered with lacquer, is fanciful. Killing
> people to get hold of it, is psychotic.
 Fanciful? It is a work of fiction, after all.
 And it is never suggested in the novel or the films that the real
 statuette doesn't exist in the FICTIONAL world that they depict.
 Merely that the bird in hand at the end of the story is a fake, which
 gives the ending a rather noirish poignancy.

Lets' face it, it doesn't matter, because the bird is a McGuffin.

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