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The big heat

  title={The big heat},
  author={C. McArthur},
  • C. McArthur
  • Published 1992
  • Art
  • The Big Heat first appeared in 1953, towards the end of the film noir cycle that had begun in the early '40s. It was greeted in the United States and Britain as a successful but modest product of the Hollywood system, slickly written and directed in the words of one critic. Only the extreme violence, as in the infamous scalding coffee scene, was singled out for special mention. Yet by the time the film was reissued in Britain in 1988 it had achieved undisputed classic status.How had this… CONTINUE READING
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