Essay on KLUTE and its environs
 “In Klute, Bree guides Klute through a subterranean city defined by the sex trade. This world updates images of various film noirs from the late 1940s and 1950s, as this enterprise largely defines the city, much as corruption in politics and business defined the city in Robert Rossen’s Body and Soul (1947), Abraham Polonsky’s Force of Evil (1948), and Jules Dassin’s Naked City (1948). These noir conventions include a voice-over narrator, severe high- and low-angle shots, and high-key lighting…Klute’s vision of New York’s interiors reveals an afflicted city...a city where vice has moved indoors because the life that exists on the street is too squalid and violent.”