- Acting of Lead Performers
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- Historical Importance
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When Ink Ruled
- Barbara Einzig
This 1952 film brings Fuller's Wild West, physical sensibility to downtown New York, and celebrates men's men, freedom of the press, and the richness of black and white tonalities startled by new angles. The characters are memorable, especially the little boy known as the ink devil. At the time the film portrays, Linotype is just being invented, and the speed of new technology is linked to the power to reveal the truth of the story by breaking it first. The Globe, the "good" paper, can break the story before the Star-- the "bad" paper run by a rich, beautiful, she-devil publisher-- can release its smear version. The film's use of the Statue of Liberty and tale of redemption of the lady publisher would make a lively conversation piece for a class about Women and Wall Street, but it's the camera that makes this movie.
How to Publish Your Own Newspaper Overnight
This film will remind you of something Orson Wells might have cooked up, if he had condensed Citizen Kane down to 90 minutes. The cinematography, writing and direction is certainly an homage to Wells if nothing else, right down to the rapid-fire conversation and each character's constantly repeating the other's names: "Right Mr. Mergenthaler? Certainly Mr. Davenport." Be on the lookout for Joe McDoakes and the Mayor of Mayberry.
- karl wielgus
this movie is superb. there is a problem with your broadcst copy-- both times you have had it on-- there have been many scenes that digitally broke up-- since these were ast the same points in the film-- i assume it is in the copy and not in my receiver. do you use film or dvd to broadcast with?
Why not Park Row
- Martin Renzhofer
Of all the films by Sam Fuller, how in the world can this film not be available on DVD? It was a personal statement about a subject nearest and dearest to his heart.
Coming from Buffalo N.Y., a city that lost all it's papers but one, today's generation of young people have no idea how important this movie is. Wether your a history buff, or a mechanical person, its appeal and importance covers a very wide variety of individual interests and knowledge. You need to have competition, and a one newspaper town does not help. The competitive aspect keeps everyone informed, and its the competitiveness in this movie that helps you see the importance. Computers can never give you what the morning and evening papers could.
A Must See For Journalism History Buffs
- Terry Wickre
I had never seen this movie, but being a Journalism major and history buff, I find this movie a must see for those that want to know more about the yesterday of journalism. Although it takes liberties with time frames, it does a great job of showing old journalism. I remember the hand type being set in a stick, and this movie brings back a lot of those memories I learned in the last print class in the U.S at Byers Jr. High in Denver. For the limted budget, he does a great job! His use of camera angles is amazing.