Film Noir

What is it about GILDA?

During the TCM Classic Film Festival in 2012 we filled the Egyptian Theater to watch a sixty-six year old movie.  While that’s nothing strange during the event or for the classic film fans in attendance, there was a palpable excitement… Read More ›

Build my gallows high, baby…

In a noir mood, though no excuse is needed. A gallery of film noir posters (and more) simply because I love them. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”    

Cotten and Welles in THE THIRD MAN

Following is a special guest post by Greg McCambley @GregMcCambley _____________________________________________________________________ When the opportunity to discuss any of cinema’s Dynamic Duos arose, my mind automatically went to one of my favourite movies of all time: Carol Reed’s, The Third Man… Read More ›

Fritz Lang’s, CLASH BY NIGHT

Waves crash violently, splitting against rocks, bringing turbulence onto the shore.   There is a palpable unease as the credits role.   It is this; a foreshadowing that opens Fritz Lang’s, Clash by Night (1952), which stars Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert… Read More ›

1947: The Year in Noir

This post was my submission to the December 2012 special, double-issue of The Dark Pages, the newsletter for film noir lovers, which was dedicated to Edmund Goulding’s 1947 classic, Nightmare Alley.  My topic was, “1947: The Year in Noir.”  And what… Read More ›


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