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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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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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Film Noir Review : The Hoodlum (1951)

“You cheap hood. Always looking for a fall guy and never realizing you’re it.” Madeleine L’Engle once wrote: “You have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” Granted, L’Engle was speaking to humanity as a whole, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

“Nobody ever gave me anything, so I don’t owe nobody!” With the Interstate Highway Act of the 1950s, film noir became mobile. Four lane freeways lined the country, and big city crooks were given free reign to explore rural America. … Continue reading

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Happy Noirvember… Kino Lorber Film Noir DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway (November via Twitter)

We’re  Celebrating Noirvember with a Film Noir DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway! CMH will be celebrating Noirvember all month long with a ‘fun fatale’ Film Noir giveaway! Thanks to Kino Lorber, we’ll be giving away EIGHT Film Noir Classics (winners’ choice from the … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Big Steal (1949)

“It’ll be getting dark soon. I hate the thought of spending the night with an empty revolver.” Robert Mitchum, owner of the sleepiest eyes in Hollywood, was arrested for smoking marijuana in 1948. The scandal shocked few within the industry, … 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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