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By Crystal E-mail Crystal The Portrayal of the Characters in the Maltesse Falcon suffers from transistion to the Huston film Spade is portrayed to have much more power in the Huston film than in the book He seems to have more control over Brigid and the whole on going situation First we see this when we enter the apartment of Spade In the book we have the feeling that Spades apartment was small In his bedroom that was his living-room now the wall bed was upPg 61 this tells us that Spade was living in a bachelor room Spades room seemed to have an image of simplicity for example no pictures no designs etc As one of the main images I got the impression that his room was rented As we see here Spade was represented in a small rented room because it some ways it shows instability but this is balanced with the coldness and the plainness of the room which shows strength This in ways gives us a distrusting side of Spade because it seems he has a duo personality While in the movie Spade room seemed warmer with drapes and lanterns He had many expensive couches It seemed bigger than what I expected and they represented his place as a permanent resistance because he had pictures of horses on the wall Overall Spade seemed to be living a wealthy lifestyle with expensive furniture living in a big apartment this is a demonstration of power because wealth in a way is power Also the fact that the apartment was permanent portrays that he was very stable and nobody could move him and again power comes into our mind Third the horses which were in the background view were because horses are very quick intelligent sophisticated and very powerful animals which resemble Spade in the movie Overall Spade is portrayed to have all the power in the movie while in the book
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