Now That’s What I Call Kino #17 – The Definitive Black and White of ‘The Big Heat’ (1953)

Post World War II Hollywood was famed for its darker tales that emphasised the cynical attitudes of Americans who had seen the rise of fascism and millions of lives lost. The 40s and 50s looked towards European filmmakers and inspired their own visual style from their roots. As well as this, the crime drama that…

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Criminal Record # 8 – Crime Scene – LA in Double Indemnity

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. Over the next few entries: a look at how crime and location work together, beginning – where else? – in Hollywood.

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