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Boomerang! (Elia Kazan, 1947)

May 26, 2014

Boomerang!

Boomerang!, from 1947, is an early example of ‘docu-noir’ – a sub-genre in which facts from a real-life incident are used as framework for exploring film noir staples like violence and corruption. The street murder of a priest opens the film and sends shockwaves through the small Connecticut town of its setting. Police are pressured to issue swift justice, and all witnesses from that night identify an antsy out-of-towner and WWII vet as the gunman…

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