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THE NAKED CITY.

Bruccoli, Matthew J. (Ed.) Wald, Malvin & Maltz, Albert. (Screenplay)

ISBN 10: 0809309092 / ISBN 13: 9780809309092
Published by SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PRESS., CARBONDALE, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in a priceclipped, otherwise fine dj. (Publisher's printed errata slip laid-in) SIGNED on neatly tipped-in cards by the producer Mark Hellinger, the director Jules Dassin, the screenwriter Albert Maltz, and cast members: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Don Taylor, Dorothy Hart, Ted de Corsia, John Randolph, Paul Ford, Nehemiah Persoff, Kathleen Freeman, Anne Sargent, House Jameson, Elliot Sullivan, Grace Coppin, Frank Conroy, Anthony Rivers & Don Haggerty. An astounding array of autographs from this classic noir picture which was nearly completely shot on location in New York City. Producer Mark Hellinger also provides the voice over narration. (O). Bookseller Inventory # 309957

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Title: THE NAKED CITY.

Publisher: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PRESS., CARBONDALE

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

This is the first film shot by a Hollywood producer to make the island of Manhat­tan into a film studio. Shot as a semi-documentary at 107 locations through­out the city, Malvin Wald, Albert Maltz, and Jules Dassin skillfully used the city as protagonist and intensified the credi­bility of the story and its human char­acters.

 

Based on unsolved cases he found in New York police files, Malvin Wald’s suspenseful tale of murder, theft, and conspiracy was nominated for an Acade­my Award as Best Story” in 1949. (The cinemaphotographer, William Daniels, and the film editor, Paul Weatherwax, won Oscars for their work.) Asked to create a role for James Stewart as the detective, Wald found that the research he had done and his personal knowledge of the detectives and their methods made that impossible. His police lieu­tenant emerged as a sixty-five-year-old veteran with an Irish brogue, and Barry Fitzgerald was given his now classic role.

 

The Naked City established a film style that is still used. It was the source of the successful television series of the same title which in turn gave birth to a rash of imitations. Like the previous books in the Screenplay Library series, the script published here is the original shooting script.

About the Author:

Malvin Wald teaches film writing at the University of Southern California.

 

Albert Maltz lives in Los Angeles.

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