Captive City, Film Noir,
Robert Wise's 1952 documentary style film "The Captive City", filmed on location, captures a gritty realism with a relative cast of unknowns lending a strong notion of reality. The use of a new wide-angle lens called the Hoge used by cinematographer Lee Garmes for the first time created some stunning depth of focus shots used effectively in the beginning of the film by Wise. Ralph Hoge, the inventor, was a key grip on Orson Welles classic, "Citizen Kane" and an assistant to Wise on this film. Of course, Wise himself worked with Welles as a film editor on "Kane."
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