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Ass-kicked by fate: Existential motifs in The Maltese Falcon

Ellis, K. (2009) Ass-kicked by fate: Existential motifs in The Maltese Falcon. Australian Screen Education Online, 53 .

Abstract

This Film as Text by Katie Ellis looks at existential motifs in The Maltese Falcon. These motifs are a formal and stylistic tradition with recognisable tendencies and traits: the non-heroic hero, alienation, loneliness, threat of death, meaninglessness and chaos.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australian Teachers of Media
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9352
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