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Script Extract: A tale of two languages

It was always intended that we would promote Mamie & Margot on the international market, and that the script would have an international feel to reflect this.  537 more words

'The Dark Galleries' Rediscovers Works of Art From Film Noir Sets

In one his most well-known essays, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin wrote, “Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.” In many regards, Benjamin is totally right, but there’s something to be said about art reproduced or solely created for other art — in this case, the paintings and sculptures in films that are often ignored by nature of being part of a dressed set. 152 more words


Stray Dog (Oct. 17, 1949)

Stray Dog (1949)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Toho Company

Akira Kurosawa’s ninth film is one of my personal favorites. I love a good police procedural, and… 1,230 more words

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Pulp Corner: Stephen Mooney Commission

With this year’s tax return calling my name I decided it was high time to get¬†something that I’ve always wanted, a commission done by a comic book artist. 140 more words


Thieves' Highway (Oct. 10, 1949)

Thieves’ Highway (1949)
Directed by Jules Dassin
20th Century-Fox

Welcome to the white-knuckle world of trucker noir!

Trucker noir is a sparsely populated subgenre, even though the world of long-haul trucking seems tailor-made for film noir. 992 more words

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PRIVATE HELL '36 (1954)

So far on this journey through noir, the meanest crooked cops I’ve come across are featured in Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Prowler. Hell, the latter is going to be nearly impossible to beat. 395 more words

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Film Noir and the Cinema Effect.

I decided that I wanted to further the 3D effect as I really liked the delicacy of the letters. Experimenting with ever more trickier effects that again stemmed from skills learnt via tutorials I began to develop a film reel/projector like effect.