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> On Oct 9, 2015, at 1:31 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi Dave:
> 
> Agreed about your assessment, although I love "Taxi Driver," consider it a classic mainly because I knew the NYC of those days. Same with "French Connection." The place was a total hellhole dump by the 70s, and those films depicted it as-was.
> 
> I don;t recall the Cinema Noir films pointing to any better tomorrows. They were correctly depicting a society ground down by the depression, the corruption of prohibition and the general depravity resulting from poverty, time on hands and rampant corruption, which was a true depiction of many areas of US cities in those days.
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
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> 
> I shouldn't have spoken so broadly. I didn't mean that it was dark in that there
> was no creativity, it just was dark, as in ominous, frequently depressing
> (films like Taxi Driver and Easy Rider were more an ordeal than an
> entertainment) and ambivalent.  A film that started without a studio logo
> often as not just ended, with no resolution to the story.  It was like you came
> in after the start and left before the end.
> 
> Dark, ominous, ambivalent - that's the 70s.  It was like the 30s, but without
> the belief in a better tomorrow.  A lot like the current decade in that regard.
> 
> 
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> David Breneman
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