March 11, 2008

HARD TO IMAGINE TELEVISION WITHOUT HIM:

Malvin Wald, Creator of ‘Naked City,’ Dies at 90 (DENNIS HEVESI, 3/11/08, NY Times)

Malvin Wald, who conceived and was a co-writer of the gritty 1948 crime film “The Naked City,” a prototype for modern police dramas, including the popular television show of the same name, died on Thursday in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 90 and lived in Sherman Oaks. [...]

“No one had done a film where the real hero was a hard-working police detective, like the ones I knew in Brooklyn,” Mr. Wald told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “We knew we were making a new genre that became the police procedural.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2008 2:11 PM
Comments

Speaking of police procedurals, I just got the first seasons of Dragnet '67 and Adam-12 from Netflix. Forget The Wire, I'd rather watch Reed & Malloy busting perps any day of the week.

Posted by: Bryan at March 12, 2008 8:36 AM
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