These are the kind of thoughts that kept me out of the really good schools.
Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
"Our policy is continuous entertainment."
Similar to Litvak's previous year City for Conquest in that its genre-bending impulses (melodrama/gangster movie, musical comedy/film noir) don't always mesh all that gracefully, but both of these movies' strongest suit is in the wonderful rapport and camaraderie between the characters, not to mention a frenzied Elia Kazan in his two sole acting jobs. Keep an eye out for the Don Siegel montages.
"The treatment accorded to the Negro during the Second World War marks, for me, a turning point in the Negro's relation to America. To put it briefly, and somewhat too simply, a certain hope died, a certain respect for white Americans faded. One began to pity them, or to hate them. You must put yourself in the skin of a man who is wearing the uniform of his country, is a candidate for death in its defense, and who is…