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re: SPOILER REQUEST - Making a 'Dash' for it
Last Edit: WaymanWong 12:47 am EST 11/14/20
Posted by: WaymanWong 12:37 am EST 11/14/20
In reply to: SPOILER REQUEST - where does the title come from? - mikem 11:28 pm EST 11/13/20

There is also ''Dash and Lilly,'' a 1999 TV movie about Hammett and Hellman's love affair, starring Sam Shepard and Judy Davis.

But from what I could tell, ''Dash & Lilly'' has nothing to do with Hammett and Hellman per se, other than being a tongue-in-cheek reference to the title teen characters having a literary bent and being avid book lovers. In the Netflix series, ''Dash'' is short for Dashiell, the romantic hero, and Lily's his love interest. Lily also has an aristocratic and regal grand-aunt named Lillian (played by the scene-stealing Jodi Long).

''Dash & Lily'' is based on a 2010 book called ''Dash & Lily's Book of Dares'' by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. But their first collaborative novel in 2006 was inspired by Hammett's ''The Thin Man.'' They called it ''Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist,'' which became a 2008 movie of the same name. Clearly, the title is a nod to Nick and Nora Charles, whom Hammett created for ''The Thin Man,'' which also inspired the 1991 musical ''Nick & Nora.''
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