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Australian Films

Don’t forget the motor city

No Sudden Move, <em>Directed by Steven Soderbergh, </em>Streaming on Amazon Prime

20 November 2021

9:00 AM

20 November 2021

9:00 AM

Detroit is the only American city where I always felt uneasy. Even the cops look at you as if you have no right to be there and this is as true of Renaissance Center downtown as it is in poorer parts of this once great American metropolis. Steven Soderbergh in his intriguing new crime film, No Sudden Move, takes us back to that astonishing post-war period of Detroit in 1954 where the four automakers General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and American ruled supreme, dominating the city’s industry, politics, and lifestyle.

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Stephen Loosley is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

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