Tag Archives: film noir

1970s French Noir Double Feature: Un Flic and Le Voyou

If you’re looking for a good, theme-based double feature I have a treat for you, and if you have access to streaming Netflix in the U.S. (or can get your hands on a proxy) then you can get some instant … Continue reading

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Lana Turner

Lana Turner is always hardboiled! I wanted to title this one Johnny Stompanato —if you don’t know the story of Turner’s turbid relationship with the LA Underworld you should (James Ellroy writes them both as characters in L.A. Confidential). This one is … Continue reading

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Reflections of Noir

Dick Powell plays an awesome Philip Marlowe in the 1944 noir Murder, My Sweet which is based on Raymond Chandler’s 1940 novel Farewell, My Lovely. I love this particular scene because the flashing lights and sinister reflections capture the aesthetic … Continue reading

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The Endless Night: A Film Noir Valentine

Here’s an amazing mashup/tribute by RubyTuesday717 to the greatest of all film genres, the Noir. Thanks to Leo Parascandola for the link.

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Ace in the Hole

The Media Funhouse just posted about the unbelievable classic film treasures that enjoy a short, but rich life on YouTube (kinda like the cicada in August). And the two collections he links to are filled with Western and Film Noir … Continue reading

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Balls to the Wall

[openbook booknumber=”1400032873″] I started reading James Ellroy’s Destination: Morgue! (2004) this weekend, and I really can’t imagine a better author to lift your spirits when you are feeling down 🙂 I actually started this book of stories from the end, … Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce Double Feature

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No Country for Old Men, or the end of cinema

Let me ask you something. If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule? This is the question I would ask of the Coen Brothers after watching this film. The rule in my mind … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s “The Mist”

Through the latest Fangoria on the stands I discovered that Stephen King’s short story/novella “The Mist” has been made into a film, and is currently in post-production and should be out in theaters November 21st, 2007. The trailer is a … Continue reading

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Movie List #1

Living in a small city with little, if nothing, happening has some untold benefits. Especially when you have access to an eclectic film library at your workplace. So, in an attempt to start chronicling one of my passions, I offer … Continue reading

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