Re: RARA-AVIS: Weegee / film

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 04 Apr 2000

Etienne Borgers wrote:

> There was a film loosely inspired by Weegee style of
> life and photos: The Public Eye (1992)
> Even with some defect in the script, it's far better
> than what the critics were claiming at the time of
> release. Joe Pesci is brilliant in that film which is
> acceptable Noir, with a good story...
> Really underrated.

Underrated for sure, I liked the movie when I saw it.

> Now, for Weegee's "live" street and crime photos there
> are enough books publishing anthologies of them, and
> giving an excellent idea about the work of this
> exceptional photographer ( for those here not knowing
> him well).
> He's HB... no doubt about this. And Noir...

WeeGee is more seen in the album or CD covers, offhand I remember at least one, by Naked City (which is, of course, a noir name itself).


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