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Night and the City
Andrew Pulver’s study of Night and the City argues that it is one of the most important noir films ever made. Drawing from biographies, journals and interviews, Pulver traces the film’s development and production history and its reception by British and American critics, considering the film both as an example of British film noir—which was heavily influenced by the constr ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by British Film Institute
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BFI's Night and the City (2010) by Guardian Film Editor Andrew Pulver looks at a classic 1950 London film noir from noted American director Jules Dassin. It is the story of hoodlum trying to get his big stake in the world of pro wrestling, adapted from a novel by Gerald Kersh starring Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers and Herbert Lom. In the first section, “Film” Pulver discusses at ‘Story,’ ‘Production,’ ‘Adaptation,’ and ‘The Reviews’-- Pulver notes how the film’s reputation increa ...more