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Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I If you know me, you’ll know I love a good list. And what better lists to make than lists about classic film noir features? This time around, I’m serving up … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 6

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 6 It’s been over a year since my last “Western Film Book Library” post, and in the intervening time I’ve made several interesting additions to my library, so this seems like a … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: The At-Home Film Noir Festival

Noir Nook: The At-Home Film Noir Festival In April of this year, I attended the TCM Film Festival, which was the first time in two years that the fest was an in-person event. It was a sheer delight to be … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1 Every film noir lover has their best-loved features from this shadowy era of filmmaking. As we begin another year, I’m taking a look at my favorite films noirs. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Lives Behind the Legends: Clark Gable – From Country Boy to Hollywood Star

Lives Behind the Legends: Clark Gable – From Country Boy to Hollywood Star Clark Gable was known as ‘The King of Hollywood’. He was charming, masculine, talented, and popular. Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: 5 Flapper-Themed Films From The 1920s

Silents are Golden: 5 Flapper-Themed Films From The 1920s In the mood for a film about the Roaring Twenties? Something lighthearted with plenty of bobbed hair, short skirts, hip flasks, and jazz? (Personally, my answer is always “yes.”) Save your … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top 10 Noirs I Adore

Noir Nook: Top 10 Noirs I Adore I love a good list. And some of my favorite lists have to do with film noir.  I’m always fascinated by the favorite noirs of other fans of this era – they vary so … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings (Part 2)

Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings (Part 2) First impressions, Mama always said, are important. Our introductions to film noir features aren’t necessarily indisputable predictors of the quality of the picture ahead, but there are certainly those that grab you within the … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Tallulah Bankhead

Silver Screen Standards: Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead was more famous during her lifetime as a stage actress than a movie star, but she’s on my mind perhaps more often than any other icon of the classic era because I live … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945) If you know anything about me, you know I love my noir dames. Everything about them fascinates me – from their fearless approach to life to their mercenary ways – and … Continue reading

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