Monday, May 22, 2006

Thieves Highway

Thieves Highway (1949)-

Drew thanks for the recommendation! I thoroughly enjoyed Thieves Highway.
There were some really amazing scenes, great acting, and vengeance.

Criterion's release has an interesting interview with Jules Dassin wherein he recalls fondly the time spent working on the film and a little less fondly the way in which he found out that the producer had reshot the ending while he was in Europe.


Blogger Drew said...

When I bought the DVD I had never seen the film and I kind of expected it to be about something more sinister than selling apples. The ending is definately out of sync with the rest of the picture and it's really funny to hear Dassin scoff at it. Night and the city is probably his best american made film. Let me know if you want to borrow it, I'll bring it over.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Drew- i'd love to borrow Night and the City. that crash scene in thieves highway was amazing. with the apples rolling down the hill and everything. that was great cinema.

1:57 AM  
Blogger Bryan Summers said...

I just saw Rififi. Loved it. I noticed Night and the City and Thieves Highway are at the Orem library. I'm going to pick them up.

10:17 PM  

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