Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' would add to city's long violent filmography

April 24, 2015 4:03 PM

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As the camera pans over the Chicago skyline in the opening frames of the 1953 noir "City That Never Sleeps," a voice-over contemplates the nuances of "this giant, sprawling, sordid and beautiful, poor and magnificent city."

All these decades later, a description that still rings true. The story follows a jaded beat cop who wants out of both the job and his marriage, with an eye on sexier doings with the stripper he keeps on the side. She's called Angel Face. Of course.

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