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The classic film noirs The Maltese Falcon and The Glass Key ( 1942 ) were based on novels by Hammett ; Cain's novels provided the basis for Double Indemnity ( 1944 ), Mildred Pierce ( 1945 ), The Postman Always Rings Twice ( 1946 ), and Slightly Scarlet ( 1956 ; adapted from Love's Lovely Counterfeit ).
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In 1995, Cuarón released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel.
The following year they collaborated on a musical film version of The Little Prince, based on the classic children's tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
He also had been working with Gerard Kenny and Kristi Kane ( libretto ) in London on a musical version of the classic film My Man Godfrey.
A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following with a specific group of fans.
The Big Lebowski ( 1998 ) was a flop on its initial release, yet became a cult classic and has been called " the first cult film of the Internet era.
For example, the Marx Brothers ' classic film Duck Soup, at the climax of the film, the camera shows a shot of Groucho Marx speaking a line, followed by a shot of something else happening, followed by another shot of Groucho.
Their stories include the classic " Mimsy Were the Borogoves " ( the basis for the film The Last Mimzy ) and " Vintage Season ".
In March 2012, Barrymore is set to co-host the twelfth season of The Essentials, a film showcase on Turner Classic Movies which spotlights significant classic films.
The site's consensus states " This classic low budget horror film combines just the right amount of gore and black humor, giving The Evil Dead an equal amount of thrills and laughs.
Sinatra purportedly used pressure from his underworld connections to get the part, an incident that inspired the Johnny Fontane character in the classic 1972 film The Godfather.
The top actors of the era are now thought of as the classic film stars, such as Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Greta Garbo, and the greatest box office draw of the 1930s, child performer Shirley Temple.
Bogart would star in 36 films between 1934 and 1942 including John Huston's The Maltese Falcon ( 1941 ), one of the first films now considered a classic film noir.
* Japanese Film Festival ( Singapore ) – An annual curated film program focusing on classic Japanese cinema and new currents, with regular guest directors and actors.
Edeson would subsequently photograph The Maltese Falcon ( 1941 ), widely regarded as the first major film noir of the classic era.
Its visual intricacy and complex, voiceover-driven narrative structure are echoed in dozens of classic film noirs.
No writer's published work provided the basis for more film noirs of the classic period than Woolrich's: thirteen in all, including Black Angel ( 1946 ), Deadline at Dawn ( 1946 ), and Fear in the Night ( 1947 ).
During the classic era, his work, either as author or screenwriter, was the basis for seven films now widely regarded as film noirs, including three of the most famous: High Sierra ( 1941 ), This Gun for Hire ( 1942 ), and The Asphalt Jungle ( 1950 ).
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Before the notion was widely adopted in the 1970s, many of the classic films noirs were referred to as melodramas.
While noir is often associated with an urban setting, many classic noirs take place in small towns, suburbia, rural areas, or on the open road ; so setting cannot be its genre determinant, as with the Western.
Directors such as Fritz Lang, Robert Siodmak, and Michael Curtiz brought a dramatically shadowed lighting style and a psychologically expressive approach to visual composition, or mise-en-scène, with them to Hollywood, where they would make some of the most famous of classic noirs.
Most of the film noirs of the classic period were similarly low-and modestly budgeted features without major stars — B movies either literally or in spirit.
A majority of critics, however, regard comparable films made outside the classic era to be something other than genuine film noirs.
Among Hollywood's most celebrated directors of the era, arguably none worked more often in a noir mode than Preminger — his other classic noirs include Fallen Angel ( 1945 ), Whirlpool ( 1949 ), Where the Sidewalk Ends ( 1950 ) ( all for Fox ) and Angel Face ( 1952 ).
Lang's follow-up, Scarlet Street ( 1945 ), was one of the few classic noirs to be officially censored: filled with erotic innuendo, it was temporarily banned in Milwaukee, Atlanta, and New York State.
Before he was forced abroad for political reasons, director Jules Dassin made two classic noirs that also straddled the major / independent line: Brute Force ( 1947 ) and the influential documentary-style The Naked City were developed by producer Mark Hellinger, who had an " inside / outside " contract with Universal similar to Wanger's.
As noted above, however, most of the Hollywood films now considered classic noirs fall into the broad category of the " B movie ".
It is one of the seven classic film noirs produced largely outside of the major studios that have been chosen for the United States National Film Registry.
Martin purposely chose not to watch any classic film noirs because he " didn't want to act like Humphrey Bogart ...
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These classic buses have become tourist attractions in their own right, due to their uniqueness, and are depicted on many Maltese advertisements to promote tourism as well as on gifts and merchandise for tourists.
* The Maltese Falcon ( 1941 ) the third version, considered to be a film noir classic, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet.
The album was also notable for the title track, which was an ode to classic Hollywood gangster films of the 1930s and ' 40s, with voice impressions of Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre and Jimmy Stewart which paid homage to the classic film noir The Maltese Falcon.
Michael " Mike " Maltese ( February 6, 1908 — February 22, 1981 ) was a long-time storyboard artist and screenwriter for classic animated cartoon shorts.
Despite the fact that it has been a long time since Floriana were in their hey days, the fact that the two cities are near each others the rivalry continued to persist and it is one of the most classic derbies in the Maltese football.
Perhaps most notably, MacLane played Detective Dundy opposite Bogart's Sam Spade in writer / director John Huston's acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated film classic, The Maltese Falcon.
He appeared in over 100 films, but is probably best remembered for two roles in classic films: Miles Archer, the doomed private eye partner of Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon and Thomas Mara, the hapless district attorney who has to prosecute Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street.