Sunday, May 2, 2010
The Thin Man
The Thin Man
by Dashiell Hammett
Nick and Nora Charles set out to solve a murder in this sophisticated film. One of the best aspects of the movie is the banter between William Powell (Nick) and Myrna Loy (Nora). At one point, Nora chides Nick for bringing her to New York, just to make a widow of her. He replies that she wouldn't be a widow for long. Without hestitating, Nora responds, "You bet I wouldn't." That's another reason for watching this film: Nora wants to help solve the murder. She is a very strong woman for the time (the film was made in 1934). Another great scene between Nick and Nora takes place on Christmas morning, as Nick uses an air rifle to demolish the ornaments on the tree. Nick's antics do not fluster Nora one bit. The movie is fun to watch and Powell and Loy are two of the best. -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in print format.]
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