|. . . Edge of Darkness|
|. . . 2000-06-28|
Movie Comment: Edge of Darkness (1942)
Enticed into Edge of Darkness by the shiny sparks flying between the opposed opinion poles of Leonard Maltin's enthusiastic "eye-popping camera work" and Time Out's snarky "too worthy for even the most die-hard action fancier," we found a very odd war movie twenty-five years ahead of its time....
I don't have a convincing explanation for the technique's early appearance here or for its subsequent cold storage -- director Lewis Milestone and cinematographer Sid Hickox certainly had distinguished careers, and Raoul Walsh on second unit direction couldn't hurt, but I don't remember anything else from them quite like this -- but it's certainly interesting that young Don Siegel himself was working montage....
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