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An Unusual Source of Female Empowerment...


With her stunning looks and mysterious ways, the femme fatale makes for an intriguing character in the film noirs of 1940s and ‘50s-era American cinema. 253 more words


Album Review: Autism - "Film Noir"

Post rock, post metal, whatever — just get past it already. Good music is good music and I get the need to categorize and tag albums as we have to do this for a myriad of reasons, but it pegs an album before the listener truly gets a chance to experience the first note. 543 more words


Sweet Smell of Success (1957); And That Bad Taste it Leaves in Your Mouth

Our current social climate has bred us to do two things: fear one another and give in to our own greed. Somewhere in the mix of this inbreeding, we’ve bastardized empathy through cognitive dissonance that has allowed us to ignore unspeakable horrors we may cause as long it gets us ahead. 818 more words

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Without Warning! (1952) Arnold Laven

Without Warning! (1952)
Directed by Arnold Laven
Written by William Raynor
Produced by Arthur Gardner and Jules V. Levy
Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by Arthur H. 887 more words


Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 4 - The Drama

The aforementioned Laura (1944) is as much a drama as a detective movie and as Film Noir is not a genre bound by plot or setting many of its entries are genre pictures with noirish attributes. 457 more words

Film-Noir Inspired Fiction

Humphrey Bogart…  What can I say?  He makes me want to swoon.

As such, I’m a big fan of 1940’s movies, particularly those labelled (after the fact) “Film Noir”, described on Google as: 805 more words


Ann Savage

Happy birthday to actress Ann Savage, born February 19, 1921 in Columbia, SC.  After her father died when she was four years old, Savage and her mother settled in Los Angeles.  252 more words

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