Richard Fleischer

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Set a Date for Violent Saturday!

Contrary to popular cliches, a film noir doesn't have to be in set on the mean, rain-slicked backstreets of a cramped, malevolent city, nor does it even have to be in black-and-white ("noir" is really a world-view than a palette). And although purists may argue otherwise, a movie need not have been produced during the tumultuous years of WWII and its immediate aftermath to be considered a true "noir." Case in point: Richard Fleischer's Violent Saturday, a brightly colored, black-hearted look at crime and the American character from 1955 that's just now being re-released in a sparkling new 35mm print. This rarely seen pulp masterpiece was not only shot in blazing DeLuxe Color and ultra-wide CinemaScope, it's set in a seemingly idyllic desert mining town, and most of it unfolds in bright, broad daylight -- the better to see the corruption festering just below the happy surface. Noir? You bet.The Yale-educated Fleischer -- son of the maverick animator Max Fleischer -- kept busy right t...read more

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Year Title Description
2008 A Look at the World of Soylent Green TV Show Series, Appearing
1987 Million Dollar Mystery Movie, Director
1985 Red Sonja Movie, Director
1984 Conan The Destroyer Movie, Director
1983 Amityville 3-D Movie, Director

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