Talk:The Thin Man
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So, who is the Thin Man?
- According to The Thin Man (film) it was "the lead suspect" but this is not correct. It's a while since I've seen the film, but the "thin man" was the murder victim. I can't remember exactly what happened but a body was found and was assumed to be the missing man but the clothing on the body was too large, and the missing man was "thin". Something like that, I can't remember exactly. The name became associated with William Powell who played Nick Charles, and who was quite tall and thin, and hence the movie sequels all used the term. Rossrs (talk) 13:32, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
While you are correct about the identity of the Thin Man, I would argue against specifying that Wyant was the murder victim. Wyant is described as an eccentric and aloof inventor who has left town to work on a secret invention; he's paranoid of somebody stealing his work. Nick Charles states that Wyant is the thinnest man he ever saw early on. In the book, his murder isn't revealed until the last ten pages. The murder that Nick Charles investigates originally is that of Julia Wolfe, Wyant's secretary. I thought the discovery that Wyant had been murdered was more surprising than whodunnit. It is unnecessary to reveal the biggest plot twist in the book. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:35, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Mixed up with the movie?
I think some editor is getting the movie and the book mixed up. The book is much less comical, and Charles is drawn into the case because he is shot by Morelli and otherwise harassed by various people, not because he is looking for fun. Megalophias (talk) 21:30, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Little White Whips
At one point, Mimi strikes Dorothy, and Nick comments that next time, Mimi should bring some 'little white whips'. This seems to be a specific reference to something, but what? The article would be improved by finding out, and giving a reference. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:42, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
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