Film Noir: 'Union Station' Rudolph Maté

Surely many will remember the moment when Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (id, Ridley Scott, 1982) is called by his old boss to hunt down replicants. The station is actually the Union Station in Los Angeles, one of the places in the city more used in the filming of movies. Other examples are 'The Hustler' ('The Hustler', Robert Rossen, 1961), 'Driver' ('The Driver', Walter Hill, 1978) or 'The Dark Knight Rises' ('The Dark Knight Rises' , Christopher Nolan, 2012), but one of the first films that used that train station, perhaps most, was 'Union Station' (id, Rudolph Maté, 1950), whose plot is most developed in that place .

He was killed in principle cinematographer, and not just any but one of the biggest. In their eyes the lights and shadows came movies like 'Vampyr' (id, Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1931), 'To be or not to be' ('To Be or Not to Be', Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) or 'The Lady of Shanghai ' ('The Lady From Shagai', Orson Welles, 1947), his last work as a cinematographer before sitting in the director's chair, which, always moving in the B series, made ​​enough movies to watch account. Undoubtedly the best known is 'DOA' ('DOA', 1950), and that same year with the tireless William Holden in those years, shooting a film in my opinion superior. Gem of the tension does not break the viewer in no time, and continues to make fashion thrillers in natural settings.