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"Sweet Smell of Success" on Night Lights


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This week on Night Lights--delving into the 1957 film, soundtrack, and cultural significance of Sweet Smell of Success with film expert James Naremore (author of MORE THAN NIGHT: FILM NOIR IN ITS CONTEXTS) and Indiana University music professor and Dial M for Musicology blogger Phil Ford. Playwright Clifford Odets, actors Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, director Alexander Mackendrick, and the Chico Hamilton Quintet all helped shape the direction of a movie that's become a cinematic classic. The program is archived for online listening:

 

Sweet Smell of Success

 

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Doin' my best, TTK! Got at least one show on the drawing board for early next year that I think you'll like. I should've mentioned Bernstein in the board promo copy as well...was just in a hurry this a.m. to take care of some other things at the station.

Got lucky re: Naremore, in that he just finished writing a book about the film. He's a great guy, big jazz fan as well...retired now from active teaching here at IU but still pursuing authorial projects. He's in a much older Night Lights show as well, Jazz in the Postwar French Cinema.

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Upping this for those interested in the movie, which seems to be getting prominent mention in the Curtis obits that I've seen so far. No further word that I can find on a Criterion blu-ray edition. The BFI book by Naremore (who's on the Night Lights show) is well worth checking out.

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