The Times Building in "Act of Violence," 1948, pointed out by my colleague, Steve Hensch.
I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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Notice how the state office building and city hall are lit up in the dark like a giant flood light was pointed at them. Even the Times building seems to have a flood light pointed at it. A very odd effect for a night scene. I’m assuming it was to give the movie viewer a sense of location in the scene.
This is a great movie! I wrote a review of it on my blog : http://www.filmforno.com/?p=241
It’s available as part of a recently released noir compilation.