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Started this discussion. Last reply by norby Jul 4, 2007.

 

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Hometown:
Born in NYC. Currently in Seattle WA.
About Me:
I've sold a few screenplays that are lurching toward the silver screen and am working on a novel. I watch too many movies. I root for the New York Mets.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://blog.vincekeenan.com
Books And Authors I Like:
My personal Holy Trinity: Lawrence Block, Ross Thomas, and Donald E. Westlake in all his many forms.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
My ideal double bill: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and Out of the Past.

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Noir City Northwest 2, Day 2

Funny thing about noir. It even works in the daytime. Saturday afternoon’s films were a double-double shot, honoring both the lovely Joan Leslie and Ida Lupino, who in many respects is the first lady of the genre. (Check out that career.) I’d seen both movies before, but watching them in tandem brought new aspects to light.… Continue

Posted on February 17, 2008 at 6:39pm

Noir City Northwest 2, Day One

Night one of Noir City was a tribute to a man not credited on either movie on the bill, the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.



The Prowler is a film rich with secret history, not only because of Trumbo’s involvement and that of John Huston as a shadow producer, but because it essentially disappeared for decades. Only a single…
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Posted on February 17, 2008 at 6:37pm

Viewing Tip - James Ellroy

Tune in to Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, November 13, when novelist James Ellroy takes to the air as part of guest programmer month.



His choices include a trio of California-set crime dramas from 1958, all of which are new to me:



Stakeout on Dope Street,…
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Posted on November 11, 2007 at 7:21pm

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Viewing Tip

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was well before my time. I know the series is much-loved among espionage fans, and thought the upcoming DVD release would be a chance to check it out.



As it happens, Tuesday, November 6 is U.N.C.L.E. day on Turner Classic Movies. Eight two-part episodes of the show were…
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Posted on November 5, 2007 at 6:58pm

Viewing Tip

Turner Classic Movies will be showing



1946's Deadline at Dawn tonight (Tuesday, October 30) at



11:45 PM Eastern. I caught it at Eddie Muller's Noir



City festival earlier this year, and Megan Abbott



wrote an appreciation of it in the Film Noir



Foundation's latest newsletter. Trust me when I say



it's one of the damnedest movies you'll ever see.



Clifford Odets adapting Cornell Woolrich for…
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Posted on October 31, 2007 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

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At 11:11pm on November 28, 2007, Juri Nummelin said…
Thanks, Vince! Likewise about your blog. Did you see the latest sleaze I added?
At 2:33pm on September 26, 2007, JackBludis said…
I just looked at: http://www.vincekeenan.com/2007/09/miscellaneous-neither-here-noir-there.htm

I'm flattered that you included the Bludis Heresy. I'm also impressed that you number Megan Abbott and Donna Moore among your pals.
At 12:53pm on September 25, 2007, Megan Abbott said…
I heard that Spears-Payton comparison somewhere recently! I'm not sure who should be more offended there--but, in this scenario, who's Franchot Tone? (because I think I know who Tom Neal is...)
At 11:33pm on September 9, 2007, Megan Abbott said…
That trailer is surprising accurate! it's a very strange movie--sort of Bell Jar crossed with Beauty and the Beast. Jean Stapleton has a bit part as a prostitute--that's the kind of movie it is...
At 12:11am on September 9, 2007, Megan Abbott said…
re: NYC Noir--yeah, that's where I caught DEADLINE. Plus SOMETHING WILD w. Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker, which wasn't exactly noir but pretty interesting. Have you seen it?
At 12:00pm on September 7, 2007, Megan Abbott said…
Hey, Vince--isn't DEADLINE utterly hypnotic?
You going to Noir City in SF this January?
At 11:07pm on July 11, 2007, Donna Moore said…
Vince - thank you very much for delivering my hug to Eddie. I DREAM about a film noir event in Glasgow!
At 7:43pm on July 10, 2007, Donna Moore said…
Hi Vince - thanks for the invite. I'm really enjoying your Noir City Seattle round ups (and did I mention green with jealousy?) I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think of NIGHTMARE ALLEY. And I agree, Eddie Muller's DARK CITY DAMES is excellent. OUT OF THE PAST is one of my favourite films noir too. Mind you, it's quite a long list :o)
At 6:23am on July 2, 2007, Declan Burke said…
Hi Vince - How's tricks? Cheers for stopping by my space, I really appreciate it. Glad to see you're a fan of Out of the Past - best noir of 'em all, no contest. Bob Mitchum's so cool he scares icebergs ...

Cheers,

Dec
At 2:18pm on June 11, 2007, Dave Zeltserman said…
Hey Vince--thanks for the invite, even if you are a Mets fan ('86 still stings). "Taking of Pelham One Two Three" is one of my favorites--especially the end, eespecially the end the look Matthau gives Martin Balsam. I've also got something going on in Hollywood right, but I'm kept so far out of the loop that I won;t know about it until the deal is set.
 
 
 

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