NOIR CENTRAL: DAVID GOODIS . . . TO A PULP (DVD)!
In the pantheon of noir writers David Goodis is one of the best. His brand of gritty, realistic prose is wholly unique and immediately recognizable. Yet, today he is probably one of the least known authors within the genre. He achieved his greatest fame when Warner Brothers produced the film Dark Passage, based on his novel, and hired him as a screenwriter. However, within a short time he was divorced, left Hollywood and retreated to his parents home in Philadelphia, where he remained for the rest of his life.
But even from his monastic bedroom he continued to write, producing a series of dark, highly personal paperback novels. His life remains full of mystery and speculation. Now the story can be revealed. Using archival footage, rare photographs, dramatization and interviews with friends, relatives and scholars, this documentary traces the trajectory of a promising career and the quiet descent of a gifted and sad author.
ABOUT THE ACTOR
Larry Withers is the host of this program. His mother was also married to David Goodis, so he has a unique perspective on the subject of the documentary. Larry Withers is a successful author, video producer and a founder of On Air Video. Working with his wife, Sharyn, he combines his training in the fine arts with his knowledge of video production to create a line of clear and comprehensive instructional videos.
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