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Hellinger and Universal Take It To The Streets 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HMXKR0k55c4/Uhs8mRY70DI/AAAAAAAAQG8/M5daxTqd2lA/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="484" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HMXKR0k55c4/Uhs8mRY70DI/AAAAAAAAQG8/M5daxTqd2lA/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="color: red; font-size: large;">New York From Asphalt Eye-View: <em>The Naked City</em> (1948)</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ntsGZNKuXws/Uhs8ofFw6-I/AAAAAAAAQHE/0qO9OCJD81o/s1600/aaawatch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ntsGZNKuXws/Uhs8ofFw6-I/AAAAAAAAQHE/0qO9OCJD81o/s640/aaawatch2.jpg" width="434" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">What a blow to film noir was Mark Hellinger's death (in 1947), a potential leading light extinguished before fullest potential was realized. His three as an independent, </span><em><a href="http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2008/10/two-sets-of-killers-theres-plenty-of.html"><span style="color: yellow;">The Killers</span></a><span style="color: white;">, Brute Force</span></em><span style="color: white;">, and <em>The Naked City</em> (that last released posthumously) were excellent to a fault: what may have followed can be imagined, especially as Hellinger had pledged talent to Humphrey Bogart's newly formed Santana company --- a creative combination of these two might have been more fruitful than HB's partnership with John Huston; certainly it would have given Bogart a second flush of classics to maybe trump work he'd done for Warners.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PPTRmq5l9_s/Uhs8qFPujCI/AAAAAAAAQHM/xpHIzq5vMks/s1600/aaawatch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="476" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PPTRmq5l9_s/Uhs8qFPujCI/AAAAAAAAQHM/xpHIzq5vMks/s640/aaawatch3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FbWSBhe0t8E/Uhs8sGSStrI/AAAAAAAAQHU/Z41FyLflsg0/s1600/aaawatch4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FbWSBhe0t8E/Uhs8sGSStrI/AAAAAAAAQHU/Z41FyLflsg0/s400/aaawatch4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;"><em>The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Naked</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">City</st1:placetype></st1:place></em> makes of its grimy NY a land of Oz we moderns would long to visit, if not relocate to, what with theatres, night clubs, penthouse apartments, etc. The story is pure procedural, a novelty then, but it's on-the-spot you'll feel at all times watching. Is there a location shot 40's pic closer to the pavement? Hellinger's own narration captures what his column must have read like before energies were devoted&nbsp;to pic-making. Too bad there aren't scribes like him still making daily contribution to news sheets (but wait ... who reads print news anymore?). Universal-International would finance and release for Hellinger, though rights for both <em>The Naked City </em>and <em>Brute Force</em> reverted back to the producer's estate, enabling a double-bill reissue in 1956</span> <span style="color: white;">and lease of the pair to Screen Gems for 1957 syndicated TV. Purely great is <em>The Naked City</em>, issued by Criterion in a splendid DVD, but also lately on Netflix and Hulu Plus in HD, a sublime way to view it.</span></span></span><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HMXKR0k55c4/Uhs8mRY70DI/AAAAAAAAQG8/M5daxTqd2lA/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="484" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HMXKR0k55c4/Uhs8mRY70DI/AAAAAAAAQG8/M5daxTqd2lA/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="color: red; font-size: large;">New York From Asphalt Eye-View: <em>The Naked City</em> (1948)</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ntsGZNKuXws/Uhs8ofFw6-I/AAAAAAAAQHE/0qO9OCJD81o/s1600/aaawatch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ntsGZNKuXws/Uhs8ofFw6-I/AAAAAAAAQHE/0qO9OCJD81o/s640/aaawatch2.jpg" width="434" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">What a blow to film noir was Mark Hellinger's death (in 1947), a potential leading light extinguished before fullest potential was realized. His three as an independent, </span><em><a href="http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2008/10/two-sets-of-killers-theres-plenty-of.html"><span style="color: yellow;">The Killers</span></a><span style="color: white;">, Brute Force</span></em><span style="color: white;">, and <em>The Naked City</em> (that last released posthumously) were excellent to a fault: what may have followed can be imagined, especially as Hellinger had pledged talent to Humphrey Bogart's newly formed Santana company --- a creative combination of these two might have been more fruitful than HB's partnership with John Huston; certainly it would have given Bogart a second flush of classics to maybe trump work he'd done for Warners.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PPTRmq5l9_s/Uhs8qFPujCI/AAAAAAAAQHM/xpHIzq5vMks/s1600/aaawatch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="476" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PPTRmq5l9_s/Uhs8qFPujCI/AAAAAAAAQHM/xpHIzq5vMks/s640/aaawatch3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FbWSBhe0t8E/Uhs8sGSStrI/AAAAAAAAQHU/Z41FyLflsg0/s1600/aaawatch4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FbWSBhe0t8E/Uhs8sGSStrI/AAAAAAAAQHU/Z41FyLflsg0/s400/aaawatch4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;"><em>The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Naked</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">City</st1:placetype></st1:place></em> makes of its grimy NY a land of Oz we moderns would long to visit, if not relocate to, what with theatres, night clubs, penthouse apartments, etc. The story is pure procedural, a novelty then, but it's on-the-spot you'll feel at all times watching. Is there a location shot 40's pic closer to the pavement? Hellinger's own narration captures what his column must have read like before energies were devoted&nbsp;to pic-making. Too bad there aren't scribes like him still making daily contribution to news sheets (but wait ... who reads print news anymore?). Universal-International would finance and release for Hellinger, though rights for both <em>The Naked City </em>and <em>Brute Force</em> reverted back to the producer's estate, enabling a double-bill reissue in 1956</span> <span style="color: white;">and lease of the pair to Screen Gems for 1957 syndicated TV. Purely great is <em>The Naked City</em>, issued by Criterion in a splendid DVD, but also lately on Netflix and Hulu Plus in HD, a sublime way to view it.</span></span></span><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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