Re: RARA-AVIS: Warner Brothers' "Tough Guys"

Date: 15 Nov 2006

Bill wrote:

"I've learned there were reasons for it: for example, Warner Brothers was the "cheap" movie company and fast-paced action was demanded by the brothers in place of star-power, plot and character-development. If anyone has further information about Warners and its "tough guy" image I'd like to hear about it."

Not sure if this applies to Warner, but their "cheapness" implies it might. I seem to remember that a college professor of mine, Douglas Gomery, wrote an article about film noir's distinctive look coming from studios cutting costs by lowering the wattage of the lighting on their movies.


This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 15 Nov 2006 EST