Friday, February 12, 2016

The Thin Man

The Thin Man is what started it all for Nick and Nora Charles who are brought so wonderfully to life by William Powell and Myrna Loy. There chemistry is worthy of legend as they play off each other so brilliantly as they found so much humor out of the couple yet the affection between the two of them was always just notable. One could watch the two of them just warmly bicker all day, they are just that good at it. Now this film as The Thin Man films go, from what I've seen anyway, has a more compelling mystery than most of them. There is a more palatable atmosphere in the investigation scenes and there is a stronger feeling that Nick is actually in danger unlike in the later film. It combines the dramatic tone of the murder flawlessly with Nick and Nora's entertaining interactions, which was not the case with the sequels.

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