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I have been really curious about his pre-Rififi film noirs he made in America.

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spade wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 5:55 pm
I have been really curious about his pre-Rififi film noirs he made in America.
Naked City is a game-changer of the more realistic noir, not unlike the procedural noir by Kazan, Boomerang

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Kazan's Panic in the Streets, made roughly around the same time, was also terrific, and occupies a unique position in medical thriller sub-genre.

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Agreed. The Fox guys really pushed the form brilliantly, Preminger included. Mankiewicz meanwhile ported the femme fatale over to women's dramedy which was similarly ingenious. Zanuck had such an amazing team there in the 40s, maybe the best lineup of studio directors ever, all of whom would go onto greater heights.

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I watched A Letter to Three Wives few months ago and it had the same impact on me which All About Eve had years ago.

And yeah Zanuck had an incredible track record.

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A Letter to Three Wives is an astonishingly underrated film by everyone except AMPAS.

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