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
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… Continue
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)
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 ...
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.