Re: RARA-AVIS: Out of the Past

Date: 21 Aug 2004


Re your comment below:

> At University of Maryland, I had a film history
> professor, Douglas
> Gomery, who came from an economics background. He
> found the
> documentation (memos, budgets, etc) to back up that
> the the lighting
> style was due to cost-cutting on the sets Funny how
> limitations can
> become defining elements.

Edward Dmytrik, who directed MURDER, MY SWEET, CROSSFIRE, and CORNERED, three of the definitive film noirs, said the same thing in a TV interview. It was just a way of making films economically.


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