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Rockwell recently wrapped production for the remake of the classic film , starring as 'Eric Bowen' opposite Rosemarie Dewitt. He is currently filming with Jared Hess. He will next be seen in Lynn Shelton's , where he plays the father of Chloë Grace Moretz and the love interest of Keira Knightley. He can also be seen in the upcoming by Adam Rapp, opposite Marisa Tomei. Throughout his career, Rockwell has created memorable characters in films, including Tony Goldwyn's opposite Hilary Swank, Jon Favreau's opposite Robert Downey Jr.; Jon Favreau's opposite Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig,Duncan Jones' ; Andrew Dominik's critically acclaimed film , starring opposite Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck; Martin McDonagh's opposite Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Woody Harrelson; David Gordon Green's acclaimed film , opposite Kate Beckinsale; the Russo brothers' comedy , opposite George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito and William H. Macy; David Mamet's ,opposite Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Danny DeVito; the blockbuster , with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu; and Frank Darabont's Oscar-nominated , opposite Tom Hanks. Rockwell also appeared in DreamWorks' box-office hit , opposite Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub.
Graham Greene Brighton Rock Essay – 840268 – …
These films centre upon spivs, those flashily dressed wide boys and black marketeers who seemed to flourish in a post-war Britain afflicted by shortages and rationing. Some of the films are gruesome and serious: like Appointment with Crime (1945; dir: John Harlow), Black Memory (1947; dir: Oswald Mitchell), Night Beat, Good Time Girl, Brighton Rock, and Night and the City (1950, dir: Jules Dassin); others have comic elements, though of the blackest hue, such as Dancing With Crime (1947; dir: John Paddy Carstairs), Noose (1948; dir: Edmond T. Greville) and It Always Rains on Sunday (1947; dir: Robert Hamer). The spivs range from the irredeemably evil Narcy in They Made Me a Fugitive to the almost endearing Bar Gorman in Noose, and often they are counterposed against a war veteran who comes to realise the folly of a life of crime.
The critical concept of film noir, once confined to atmospheric American thrillers and crime films like The Woman in the Window (1944), Double Indemnity (1944), Out of the Past (1947), Gilda (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1948) and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) has now spread to encompass not only contemporary Hollywood films but large swathes of other national cinemas. British films such as Brighton Rock (1947; dir: John Boulting) and The Third Man (1949, dir: Carol Reed) are habitually referred to as films noir and the idea of a British film noir has been popularised in essays by William K. Everson, Lawrence Miller, Tony Williams and Andrew Spicer. The films they variously propose for inclusion in the noir club – from Black Narcissus (1947; dir: Michael Powell) to The Ladykillers (1955; dir: Alexander Mackendrick), from The Blue Lamp (1950; dir: Basil Dearden) to The Long Good Friday (1980; dir: John Mackenzie), hardly fit James Damico’s classic definition: