Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dark Classic Film Noir

by Joseph H. Lewis

The Big Combo is probably the most visually distinctive of the collection of films known as noir. Shadows and light are so intense as to make it appear almost as if the film was drawn. This story features a driven detective who breaks the rules and the sadistic mob boss who has a hold over the woman the cop loves. It’s classic film noir from the 50s with rapid fire dialogue and some great stylish touches.

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