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The Making of High Noon

Gary Cooper starred in the western High Noon.

In 1946, when Carl Foreman outlined his screenplay for a revisionist Western, the Allies had just won the war and the United Nations was a brand new entity. Foreman wanted to write an allegory about the need for world unity to defeat unchecked aggression and uphold democracy. The story was about a lawman recruiting local townspeople to fight a gang of violent outlaws. Then the Cold War started. The spirit of cooperation between the United States…




Loren Kantor is a passionate writer and woodcut artist with a love for movies, music and old Los Angeles.

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.

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