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11. On this and other aspects of the noir protagonist, see R. A. in Hollywood’s Dark Cinema, 83–92. 12. Jeremy G. Butler, “Miami Vice: The Legacy of Film Noir,” in Silver and Ursini, Film Noir Reader, 289. 13. The relevant essays by Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton, Robert Porfirio, and Jeremy G. Butler can be found in Silver and Ursini, Film Noir Reader, 17–25, 77–93, and 289–305, respectively. The quotes from Conard, Holt, and Sanders are taken from essays in Conard, The Philosophy of Film Noir, 1, 24–25, and 92, respectively.
We have already remarked about the effect on the film noir of the wave of Italian neo-realist films that flooded the American exhibition market in the late 1940s and early 1950s. ”9 Neo-realist films were generally shot on location and with available light; they addressed topical subjects, often focusing on the experiences of those in the lower orders; plots were simple, emphasizing everyday events and avoiding Dragnet, Film Noir, and Postwar Realism 43 both melodrama and spectacle; and unglamorous or nonprofessional actors were cast in featured roles, making an important connection between real and film worlds.
Not only did the two series run concurrently for three years; they were intimately connected, with the radio scripts providing most, if not all, of the material for subsequent televisual production and broadcast. Once Webb made the move to television, his decision to film episodes rather than broadcast them live ensured that Dragnet would, because of syndication, be a continuing presence for years afterward on the small screen. ”1 As critics remarked at the time, what made Dragnet distinctive, and popular, was its deep commitment to a form of realism that Webb borrowed, if in a substantially modified form, from the cinema, where, as a young actor, he had begun to make a name for himself in such hard-edged films as Fred Zinnemann’s The Men (1950), Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950), and 33 34 R.