Monday, March 10, 2008

Wald Wrote "Naked"; No Word if He Wrote Naked

Malvin Wald, a screenwriter who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1948 movie "The Naked City," has died at 90.

Wald died Thursday at Sherman Oaks Hospital from age-related causes, said his son, Alan. Wald wrote dozens of scripts for motion pictures and TV shows including "Peter Gunn," "Daktari" and "Perry Mason."

"What we see all over our TV screens today originated in large part in that movie," film historian Leonard Maltin told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "It was a novelty then, deglamorizing Hollywood's depiction of crime-solving, taking it out of the hands of glamorous or exotic private investigators and following the day-to-day, mundane activities of the police."
Yet another person to blame for 60% of the network TV slate consisting of "CSI" and "Law and Order." Though we probably can't pin "Sex and the City" on him.

[Yahoo! News]

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