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

Date: 16 Nov 2006

In a message dated 11/15/06 6:05:40 PM, writes:

> 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.
> Mark

they had Cagney, Bogart and Edward G Robinson under contract. what were they gonna do, make children's stories?

John Lau

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