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Edward G. Robinson,
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[Handing drawing to Joanna]
In case you're wondering what I've been doing.
You're not the Ike Mazzard are you?
I'm afraid so.
Walter tell him, I'm just awful on names. You'll have to forgive me. I used to gawk at all those girls in those magazines. You blighted my adolescence, you know that?
I thought I benighted your adolescence.
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Bryan Forbes, an excellent director when working with black and white, shows skill with colour too in this film. In particular blues are constantly featured, in lighting, shadows, everywhere, providing a sense of foreboding and something unnatural, such as the secret behind the title town. Greens also play an important part, but there is more than just colours to Forbes' vision of the material. There are typically effective long distance shots set up by the director, and his use of shadows and close-ups really aid in telling the tale. The film's supporting characters are developed quite lightly, and although in the context of the film this makes sense, adding to the protagonists' feeling of helplessness, they are so intriguing that I at least would have liked to have known them better. It is not a large problem though, and there are hardly any large faults in the film. The noise of certain scenes is overbearing at times, but then again, this helps Forbes' contrast in sound between two different environments - one of which is unnaturally quiet. The acting is not too hot shot, and some of the music choices do not quite fit in, but the virtues of this film are superb. It is not often recognised for being so, but I would certainly call this a bit of a mini-masterpiece.
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