Thursday, February 23, 2012

Architecture of: The Naked City [1948]

One of the first movies to be shot on location, this classic crime drama shows Manhattan in all its gritty and glamorous glory, in ways no later, set-piece version has ever quite matched.  Like an animated exhibit of photographer Andreas Feininger, every shot is worthy of framing. And though the narrative ostensibly follows a police procedural format, the real plot is an amalgam of the "eight million stories" ... and the chief character exposed truly is ...  The Naked City.


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