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Small-time actor, Sheridan Haynes, had a slightly dangerous preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. So whilst the opportunity got here for him to play the recognized detective in a television sequence, it appeared his goals had come real. And whilst London was once stricken by a sequence of unsolved murders, good it appeared merely normal for him to take his function into genuine existence. was once this a case of a laughable and faulty actor, or used to be Sheridan truly directly to anything?
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No doubt implicated in thi s e vo lu tio n is the double co nstra in t of budget restrictions (tlje cine m a too is su b jected to a wartime economy during hos tilities) and e n closu r e within the studio, whi ch would indicate as a n indirect co nseq u e nce that the breadth of sp ace a t th e beginnin g of the 1930s is a remnant of the silent film in the sound era. There is a third differen ce that is easily noted , even if it is not e n tirely sp ecific to The Big Gamble (Fred Noble , RKO , 1931) The Penguin Pool Murder (George Archainbaud , RKO,1932) Follow Me Quietly (Richard 0.
StiIl, if the context of 24 c f F a II C \01 II C. F f( n FILM NOIR ON THE EDGE OF DOOM 1946-55 in France ca n explain the crea tio n o f the term 'fiLm nair', it is astonishing that it has lasted and that it has regularly been reviv ed and renewed by su cceeding ge ne ra tion s, until now and the present volume. Beyond th e questions examined in th e precedin g paragraphs , what sp ecifically cinematographic elements have we found in American detective films of the 1940s and 1950s? The re spo nse ma y reside precisely in the conjunction o f bla ck and whit e with the stud io production system .
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