Ralph Breaks the Internet
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There's no attempt at sugarcoating a happy ending, and yarn moves towards its inevitable, tragic climax without compromise.
Passionate, lyrical, and imaginative, it's a remarkably assured debut, from the astonishing opening helicopter shot that follows the escaped convicts' car to freedom, to the final, inexorably tragic climax.
Although it -- like others -- is misguided in its sympathies for a youthful crook, this crime-and-compassion melodrama has the virtues of vigor and restraint.
A key film noir of the 40s, this was Nicholas Ray's first film as a director (1949), and the freshness of his expressionist-documentary style is still apparent and gripping.
It's not quite a film noir. It's not quite a teenage romance. It's not quite a crime picture. It's not quite like anything to come before it.
Maybe because of this close-up strategy, the actors all have a more naturalistic bent than most of the films of the day, opting for a low-key simmering approach. The result is a more intimate portrait of these two lovers.
They Live by Night works well as a crime film and even better as a romance.
a truly unique film-a groundbreaking entry in a distinctly American genre that announced in no uncertain terms the arrival of a major new talent
A cinema of anxiety and sensuality, with a streak of instability and a peculiar combination of the folksy and the Cocteau-abstract
Nicholas Ray established himself as a major talent to watch with his feature debut, one of the best noirs of the 1940s as well as a lyrical variation on the theme of lovers on the run, splendidly played by Granger and O'Donnell.
One of the greatest debut features in movie history.
Ray's plaintive artistry lends this weepy noir a melancholic beauty.
A little too sentimental for my taste, but the film's influence is clearly apparent. Nicolas Ray's sympathy for criminals and of youth culture is on full display, and his innovative overhead helicopter shots is impressive (especially considering that, at the time, using those shots were only used for establishing shots, not to follow action). A clear precursor to Bonnie and Clyde and many famous "love on the run" films.
it might be the first film noir i ever saw. anyway i remember it fondly. rip bowie
Solid noir is full of despair but well told and acted with assurance.
Teen angst in the tradition of Rebel Without a Cause but wrapped in the guise of a Bonnie & Clyde-ish crime drama. Good stuff!
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