Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Temple Drake - 1933 Pre Noir

This 1933 Pre Noir created some controversy at the time as, based on William Faulkner's Sanctuary, it contains a scene which depicts a rape. It had become lost for a number of years before resurfacing only several years ago. In the cinematography of Karl Struss it shows some early roots of a visual style, of what later became known as Classic Noir, starting to take shape quite a few years ahead of the acknowledged beginnings of the genre.

The Story of Temple Drake
Stephen Roberts

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