“The people who lie the most are nearly always the clumsiest at it, and they’re easier to fool with lies than most people, too. You’d think they’d be on the look-out for lies, but they seem to be the very ones that will believe almost anything at all.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man
Brilliant words, from a master of words and mystery. I may not be a fan of Agatha Christie, but give me a good 1930-1949 Comedy Murder mystery and I am putty in your hands. In my mind no one mastered the suave detective more gracefully and handsomely then William Powell’s Nick Charles. His smooth Bourbon voice, could make any line sound sophisticated.
I’ve often wondered if the Thin Man could be reduex, but like the golden age of Hollywood, that glamour and sophistication is tied to the era of grandparents and great grandparents. We’ve lost the glamour of Hollywood and flock forward the realism feel of life, gritty and real or over the top and beautiful images. I think once audiences saw what was behind the great curtain of Oz Hollywood lost it’s glitter and glamour. . .