In the classic film noir Deadline USA, Humphrey Bogart plays managing editor of The Day, a crusading New York newspaper menaced by a violent gangster and coveted by a competitor with designs on closing it. At the climactic moment, the racketeer seethes down a telephone line at Bogart: “Print that story and you’re a dead man.” Bogart holds the receiver towards the press and bawls: “That’s the press, baby. The press! And there’s nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” Then the coda: the last image is an evening shot of The Day’s offices, where the lights are being extinguished as a dirge-like theme plays.