Saturday, December 5, 2015

1955 - BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK - in Cinemascope


The director John Sturges shows Hollywood how to film in Cinemascope in this thriller that doesn't over stay it's welcome.


This is an MGM production a studio not exactly know for open mindedness when it comes to technological innovation or story content.  So it's kind of amazing Sturges was able to shoot on location instead of some Burbank soundstage.


Again, Sturges use of composition in the wide screen format is very impressive.



81 minutes.

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