Ending of the Maltese Falcon.

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  1. rob kilbride

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    When at the end Bogey says the thought to be fake falcon is what dreams are made of, I figured he had somehow tricked the other guys into thinking it was fake when it really was real. Especially since he just gave the police the money Greenstreet had given him. I thought perhaps he had dipped in in enamel or something so once Greenstreet's character scraped it away he would find another layer of enamel underneath thinking it was a fake. But the online synopses I have read say it is a sarcastic remark about the worthlessness of dreams. So how do you guys interpret it.
     
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    I think it is correct that it is a fake. But I didn't really see it as sarcastic, or even that much about the worthlessness of dreams, rather the power of dreams and what people's dreams and hopes might drive them to do. Even when it is in vain.
     
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    Greenstreet had dedicated a large portion of his life, and had committed many illicit acts, pursuing his dream of acquiring the Maltese Falcon. That was what Bogey was referring to in that line, IMO. And the statue was a fake.
     

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