Movie Fact #776 – June 8th, 2015:

The 1959 film “Odds Against Tomorrow” is the first noir with a black protagonist, the lead character Ingram (Played by Harry Belafonte). It was also the last time director Robert Wise shot black-and-white film in the standard aspect ratio, which “gave his films the gritty realism they were known for”. I suppose though it’s appropriate as it seems it is here that morality and prejudice began to no longer be seen as just blacks and whites either…the gray area began to show in between the two sides.

Advertisements
Published in: on June 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://sleuth1989.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/movie-fact-776-june-8th-2015/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s