The Maltese Falcon: John Huston’s seminal detective film noir turned Humphrey Bogart into an icon of cool

John Huston's directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon(1941), is a trendsetting private eye\Noir classic that turned Humphrey Bogart, who played the role of  P.I. Sam Spade, into an Icon. It's a cold December night(or rather early morning) in San Francisco. The windows in Private detective Sam Spade's bedroom is open and we see cool breeze rustling … Continue reading The Maltese Falcon: John Huston’s seminal detective film noir turned Humphrey Bogart into an icon of cool

Bullitt: Steve McQueen’s cool persona is iconic and it transcends this generic cop thriller

Bullitt(1968) finds Steve McQueen at the peak of his powers. As a film it isn't much, but Its a perfect example of what we call a 'Star Vehicle': A very generic film with a very convoluted plot and very little characterization that's elevated to another level by the charisma and Screen presence of it's iconic star. Steve McQueen … Continue reading Bullitt: Steve McQueen’s cool persona is iconic and it transcends this generic cop thriller