Writing The Big One

2012. 19 min. B&W.

H.W. Reed’s name has noir all over it (H for Huston, W for Wilder, Reed for Carol Reed), and his story is just the same. A children’s author who, to the chagrin of his editor, wants to make it as a crime writer, Reed finds himself in a tangle of romance and, yes, murder . . . just like in the pulps.