Monday, August 15, 2011

DEEP FOCUS: Prince of the City







I am proud to present my video essay for what I consider a great film that hasn't quite gotten its due. Since it is a film which I feel I've been one of the most vocal champions for, I do hope that the essay reaches people who have never seen it before or makes them revisit. The essay also covers Sidney Lumet's other New York police corruption dramas. 


The entire piece can be read here at Indiewire's PressPlay, which also includes an addendum that talks about a rare screening of the film a few weeks ago at the Film Society of Lincoln Center where both Treat Williams and the man that "Prince" is based on, Robert Leuci, in attendance.


Both parts to the video essay are presented above.

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