Source: NFVLS Prod Co: Columbia Pictures Prod: Robert Arthur Dir: Fritz Lang Scr: Sidney Boehm, from the novel by William P. McGivern Phot: Charles Lang, Jr. Ed: Charles Nelson Art Dir: Robert Peterson Mus: Daniele Amfitheatrof
Pick up most any book on film noir and you'll find an enthusiastic discussion of The Big Heat. The structural brilliance of the plot is usually credited to Lang, but it's mostly all there in William McGivern's book. Lang's contribution is to focus on the ironies and the parallelisms, like the 'protect my daughter' theme mentioned just above. Debby Marsh and Bertha Duncan are indeed \"sisters under the mink\", a sorority that poor Lucy Chapman never gets a chance to join. Debby is converted from a good time girl seeking nothing more than \"expensive fun\", into a Kriemhild-like avenging demon, paying Vince back with the very same violence he directed at her. And of course, \"the big heat\" of the title refers not only to the hoped-for blast of justice that will wipe out organized crime in Kenport (now that's a fantasy) but to the scalding that converts Debby from a bimbo into a committed warrior.
Hi Glenn, The Big Heat began filming on March 17, 1953. Columbia, as a matter of studio policy, changed to 100% widescreen cinematography on April 7, 1953. Their studio ratio was 1.85:1. It was one of many un-released features when the widescreen revolution hit theaters all over the country in the summer of 1953. When released on October 14, 1953, Columbia suggested exhibitors present it in 1.85:1. That's why the titles are placed higher than usual so the operator would frame up in order to favor the top portion of the image.
This qualifies as a white hot environment, and it was particularly heated for pre-revenue companies in oncology and specialty diseases. And, perhaps surprisingly, much of this deal-making did not involve what is commonly called Big Pharma.
Ultimately, the big heat in Pharma and Biotech is less about tax loopholes than about finding innovations that will improve the quality and length of life, as well as bend the cost curve. Making drugs and healthcare more affordable will be critical as countries strive to restrain unsustainable increases in costs and improve the health of their populations. This is the great promise of the Life Sciences for the people who work in it, as well as consumers and investors.
\"When we are at training events like this and it's extremely hot, the key indicators that a soldier is, or is becoming, a heat casualty is their change in mental status,\" said 1st Sgt. Brendan Cain, with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment during a training event at the Omaha Beach range. \"They will go from alert, motivated, to totally withdrawn and slurring their speech. You can pretty much tell by how they interact with their platoon and their drill sergeants.\"
Sgt. 1st Class Perry Molden Jr., a drill sergeant with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, said you can tell a Soldier will be a heat casualty \"when they stop sweating after sweating profusely, they look pale or if they are wobbling or weaving.\"
To help prevent heat injuries, Soldiers carry water in hydration carriers on their backs so they can drink water whenever needed. The SITs keep track of their water consumption using Ogden cords and beads. As the Soldiers drink they move the beads on the cord.
Unit leadership can monitor Soldiers by looking at the color of the beads they wear. Black beads mean the Soldier has no issues, red means a prior heat injury, blue means a prior cold weather injury and yellow is for allergies.
Post officials use the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature index to determine the correct heat category. The WBGT measures not only heat but humidity. SITs modify their uniforms when the heat category rises. One of the most notable modifications is unblousing trouser legs from the boots allowing more air flow.
\"An ice sheet is nothing more than a simple bed sheet that we use,\" Washington said. \"We submerge these in ice and when a casualty overheats we wrap them in these to cool them down until we can get medical personnel on scene.\"
\"We put them in a human taco, basically,\" said Cain, who saw numerous heat casualties when he was an Air Assault School instructor. In the event a Soldier goes down with a heat injury, they use the sheets to \"cool down the (Soldier's) core temperature,\" then \"it's an automatic call to 911.\" 59ce067264