los angeles noir:
the sunset strip: sunset plaza on sunset blvd. (1946)
"gun crazy", with peggy cummins and john dall (1950)
the script was written by blacklisted writer dalton trumbo; due to the hollywood blacklist, it was credited to millard kaufman and mackinlay kantor.
"the maltese falcon" (1941)
film noir for halloween:
"the seventh victim", starring jean brooks (1943)
"night and the city": directed by jules dassin - starring richard widmark and miss gene tierney (1950)
"We should also talk about the cinema. ‘La Strada,’ by Fellini, is the movie that perhaps I loved the most. I identify with this movie, in which there is an implicit reference to St. Francis. I also believe that I watched all of the Italian movies with Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi when I was between 10 and 12 years old. Another film that I loved is ‘Rome, Open City.’ I owe my film culture especially to my parents who used to take us to the movies quite often."
Pope Francis I, September 2013
"the naked city", directed by jules dassin (1948)
stanley kubrick on the set of jules dassin’s “the naked city”, for look magazine (1948)
"the seventh victim", with jean brooks (1943)