Critic’s Pick: Landmark’s Anniversary Classics Series screens noir gems
The chance to see a double bill of classic 1940s film noir is too good to pass up, and that’s what Landmark Theatre’s Anniversary Classics Series is offering on Monday.
“Laura,” celebrating its 70th anniversary, was nominated for five Oscars and took home one for Joseph LaShelle’s black-and-white cinematography. Tautly directed by Otto Preminger, it stars Dana Andrews as a detective obsessed by the woman (Gene Tierney) whose death he’s investigating, with David Raksin’s superb score a big factor in the film’s success.
Just as indelible, though it took home no Oscars, is “White Heat,” one of James Cagney’s last and best gangster portrayals created under the professional eye of director Raoul Walsh. As the man says, “Top of the world, Ma!” Program begins at 7 p.m. at the Landmark, 10850 Pico Blvd., West L.A.
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