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The Maltese Falcon - 3/8/2007

Every great film should seem new every time you see it. ~ Roger Ebert
When someone kills your partner, you're supposed to do something. ~ Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon"
Maybe you love me, and maybe I love you. ~ Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon"

Saw "The Maltese Falcon" on TCM a couple of weeks ago. What a great movie. I have seen the movie many times, but for the first time, I finally understood what the movie was about.

The other night, I was keeping my mother company and "The Maltese Falcon" was on TV again. I explained my revelation to her. As we watched, it was a lot like watching "The Sixth Sense" a second time, we were watching a different movie. Everything on film was exactly the same, but not only did we see new things, but the old things had new meaning. What a great movie.

If a little understanding can create that kind of change in our perception of a two hour movie, makes you wonder what new understanding and perspective can do for our dancing and our life.

If you know the movie and would like to compare opinions on what the movie is about, send me the finish to this sentence.

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