Avalanche! day 7
21 hours ago
It seems to me that a year in which such noteworthy films as Gentleman's Agreement, The Yearling, Miracle on 34th Street, The Bishop's Wife, Crossfire, Life With Father, The Fugitive, Kiss of Death, The Senator Was Indiscreet, Farmer's Daughter, Boomerang, Body and Soul and numerous others were produced could hardly be called a 'bad year' for the industry that produced them.Some of this letter is not surprising. There was a filmgoing segment in 1947 that was thrilled at the direction that some of Hollywood's A films were going, social problem films especially. But having seen all of these titles now, I am struck by how the author's list fails to match up to any recognizable taste formation that we might have from either popular memory or cinephile/academic canon. Problem films and noirish thrillers sit next to sentimental dramas.