“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”— Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).
Margaret Talbot on the cover of a fiftieth-anniversary edition of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”:
“Dahl’s young characters always have agency; their magic powers or ingenious schemes—what their adult overlords consider misbehavior—always save the day.
Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen take a break recording We Are The World (1985). The fastest selling single in American pop music history and the first single ever to be certified multi-platinum.
Richard Attenborough as Pinkie Brown in Brighton Rock (1947).
A #NoirCity favorite, Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947) featured Richard Attenborough as one of the most dark & “heavy” characters he would ever play in his entire career: Pinkie Brown.
As far as bad guys go, Pinkie will go down on the list of one of film noir’s most despicable and the 24-year-old Attenborough played it with aplomb. If you missed this at one of our Noir City film festivals, we suggest you seek this one out! It’s simply fantastic!