Film Noir

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

| June 15, 2000 | 0 Comments

Directed by maverick filmmaker Robert Altman, The Long Goodbye recieved disappointing attention upon initial release. Updated for the 70′s, the film features top star Elliott Gould as a shambling, world-weary Philip Marlowe, whose only semblance of a case is determining what has happened to his good friend Terry Lenox (former baseball star Jim Bouton). In […]

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In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

| May 22, 2000 | 0 Comments

When In a Lonely Place was being made, Joseph McCarthy was just beginning his crusade against Communists. Blacklisting, a process which boils down to exiling those who do not think like you, was in great favor in Hollywood. Any extroverted Communists, or possibly just those who were a tad too liberal and quite probably out […]

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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

| January 2, 2000 | 0 Comments

In 1941 a screenwriter named John Huston was given the opportunity to direct for the first time. Huston chose a story he was particularly fond of. It contained a band of uniquely desperate characters driven by greed and bent by corruption. It was filled with the most marvelous dialog. It was a harsh examination of […]

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Crossfire

Crossfire

| January 2, 2000 | 0 Comments

In 1947 World War II was fresh in the mind of every American. The life of the soldier was commonplace in most American homes. The difference between World War II and subsequent wars or military actions that our country decided to get involved with is very simple: a self-proclaimed dictator was exterminating persons of distinct […]

The Third Man

The Third Man

| August 19, 1999 | 0 Comments

“I had paid my last farewell to Harry a week ago, when his coffin was lowered into the frozen February ground, so that it was with incredulity that I saw him pass by, without a sign of recognition, among the host of strangers in the Strand.” This single sentence was the initial inspiration for one […]

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