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Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949)

Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949) Although it’s not as celebrated as noir classics like The Maltese Falcon (1942) or Sunset Blvd. (1950), director John Berry’s Tension (1949) is one of my go-to picks for the genre because it packs so … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags

Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags At last year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, one of the special presentations was entitled “Celebrity Culture and Hollywood Love Stories.” Hosted by David Pierce, Assistant Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir

Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir In my Noir Nook a couple of months ago, I shined the spotlight on one of my favorite noir bad boys – Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944). Inspired by this rare departure from … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Favorite Noir Gents

Noir Nook: Favorite Noir Gents Whenever I think and talk and write about film noir, I have a tendency to focus on the distaff characters: the Phyllis Dietrichsons, the Kathie Moffats, the Gildas and the Lauras and the Mildreds. For … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Love in the Shadows

Noir Nook: Love in the Shadows A wise man once said, “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” In that spirit, and in this season of love, this month’s Noir Nook celebrates three … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity

Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity Not long ago, I was interviewed on a podcast about my very favorite film noir – Double Indemnity (1944). I had an absolute ball talking about the superb writing and direction, the … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson

Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson If you know me at all, you’ll know that my favorite noir, hands-down, no question, is Double Indemnity (1944), which tells the story of an insurance salesman who teams with … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Hub’s Top Ten Film Noir Picks

Classic Movie Hub’s 10 Must-See Films for a Better Understanding of Film Noir.   The Original: The Maltese Falcon Widely considered by critics and historians to be the first film noir, this 1941 classic set the standards for the genre. … Continue reading

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Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon: Double Indemnity

  Barbara Stanwyck: Double Indemnity  Some actors are born to play a certain type. The word type-cast does exist for a reason.  Some are gruff and cast as cops, while others are wise and cast as grandfathers. This, however, was not … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Billy Wilder at Work

Born June 22, 1906 Legendary Director Billy Wilder! There’s really nothing ‘mini’ about this Tribute except for a lack of ‘written’ content — but, really, anything I could say here would be a gross understatement anyway. So, here is a … Continue reading

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