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    The Big Clock

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    August 31, 2012

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    The Big Clock

     One of the great noir thrillers, The Big Clock is tightly wound around the figure of a falsely accused man, a cocksure business executive deftly played by Ray Milland who is trapped by the machinations of his boss, a decadent corporate despot villainously and corpulently portrayed by Charles Laughton. John Farrow's love of complex camera movement and mise-en-scene is everywhere apparent in The Big Clock which uses dazzling long takes to...

     One of the great noir thrillers, The Big Clock is tightly wound around the figure of a falsely accused man, a cocksure business executive deftly played by Ray Milland who is trapped by the machinations of his boss, a decadent corporate despot villainously and corpulently portrayed by Charles Laughton. John Farrow's love of complex camera movement and mise-en-scene is everywhere apparent in The Big Clock which uses dazzling long takes to build a remarkable tension.


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    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
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