Category Archives: Posts by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Noir Nook: Two Fab Film Noirs

Noir Nook:  Two Fab Film Noirs In last month’s column, I offered up the first in a series of columns on low-budget, B-level films noir that nobody ever talks about. This time around, I’m taking a look at films that … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Little-Known Gems – Wicked Woman (1953)

Little-Known Gems: Wicked Woman (1953) Even classic film lovers who aren’t film noir aficionados have heard of such classics as Double Indemnity, Laura, and Out of the Past, am I right? But what of those low-budget Bs that no one … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noir Talk

Noir Talk One of my favorite aspects about film noir is the words. They’re not just your garden-variety lines; noir serves up the kind of dialogue that makes you laugh out loud in sheer delight and complete appreciation. And sometimes … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Am-noir-sia: The Amnesia Motif in Film Noir

Am-noir-sia: The Amnesia Motif in Film Noir Along with rain-swept streets, voiceover narration, and shadows neatly sliced by venetian blinds, one of film noir’s common features is the character suffering from memory loss. This month’s column takes a look at … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Rosemary DeCamp

Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Rosemary DeCamp Quick – think of an actress associated with film noir. Who’d you come up with? Barbara Stanwyck? Audrey Totter? Jane Greer? Claire Trevor? There’s a whole list of dames that would fit the bill, … Continue reading

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