Nov 9, 2012
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Before Contagion, before Outbreak, there was this scarifying 50s germfest. Shot semi-documentary style on evocative New Orleans locations, Elia Kazan's sixth feature outing incorporates film noir elements into its story of US Public Health officials trying to prevent a plague from spreading through the populace via some infected criminals. Film debuts of Jack Palance and popular moppet Tommy Rettig.
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. I don't watch Vertigo like any other movie...
Saw Vertigo for the first time when it was reissued in the '80s, as part of a batch of Hitchcock-owned titles that had been locked up in the vault for a couple of decades (also including Rope, The Trouble With Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Rear Window). The film blew my everlovin' teenage mind at the time, and I've been lucky enough to see it in a theatre a few times since then, and it never fails to suck me into its descent into madness...
I just watched The Anderson Tapes on DVD last week. Sidney Lumet directing Jack Lemmon in Death Wish boggles my mind...
Truly a film both of and ahead of its time. It was a valedictory for Karloff, only a year or two before his passing...
Also one of the few screen credits for Daniel Mayer Selznick, son of David O. Selznick and grandson of Louis...
A great counterbalance to the disturbing shooting scenes in this film are the scenes with Karloff. Many of which are sweet, funny and poignant...