From: Vince Keenan ( vpkeenan@yahoo.com)
Date: 22 Jul 2007

After looking over the full Film Forum schedule, my reaction would be to take a month off and hit 'em all.

The Window was recently restored by the Film Noir Foundation, so the print should be an immaculate one. It's a slight but very entertaining film, with a great sense of life in New York City in the late '40s. It's also a relic from a time in which your villain could punch a small boy in the face and knock him out cold. The story behind the movie has a more noir feeling to it. Young star Bobby Driscoll won a special Oscar for his performance. Twenty years later, he was found dead of a drug overdose in a tenement building only blocks from where he'd filmed his greatest triumph.

What's more, The Window is paired with Deadline At Dawn, one of the damnedest movies I've ever seen. It's a Cornell Woolrich adaptation scripted by Clifford Odets and directed by Harold Clurman, founder of the Group Theater. It's a movie that really has that Barton Fink feeling, with working class characters stopping to philosophize at the drop of a hat. It's terrible, but in a greatly enjoyable way.

Vince Keenan

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