Reblogging The Asphalt Jungle, an article I wrote a few years back. It’s on TCM today at 5:45PM Eastern. Don’t miss it!
Note: There are spoilers in the article.
Everyone has a weakness, and if you let it consume you it just might do you in: young girls, high living, horses, it does not matter, they can all become vices and destroy you. That what happens to the various characters in John Huston’s classic caper film “The Asphalt Jungle.” Written by Huston and Ben Maddow, based a novel by W.R. Burnett whose tough yet effortless style is responsible for such other memorable films like “Little Caesar” and “High Sierra.”
“The Asphalt Jungle” is the first caper movie to detail in a realistic, gritty style, a step by step process on how to pull off a heist job. It definitely set the standards for future heist films to come like “Rififi,” “The Killing,” “The Anderson Tapes,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Reservoir Dogs” and even a lesser film like “Ocean’s 11” all of which owe…
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