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Hollywood Retro Film Festival - Sunset Boulevard Review: Who Killed Joe Gillis?!

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: BIlly Wilder, Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman, Jr.

Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson


Review: Sunset Boulevard


Day 28 of Noirvember: Convicted and The Criminal Code

Today’s Noirvember post takes a look at two films: one from the film noir era and one from the pre-Code era. Did you know…?

Film Noir

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

At the beginning of The Blue Dahlia, three veterans who fought together during the war return home.  One of them, Buzz (William Bendix), had suffered an injury, leaving him with a plate in his head along with brain damage, causing him to become confused at times, to have trouble remembering, and to easily lose his temper.  695 more words


Fear in the Night (1947) Noirvember 2015: Episode 27

Fear in the Night (1947) Maxwell Shane
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A bank teller named Grayson (DeForest Kelley) dreams he’s stabbed a man inside an octagonal room of mirrors, locking the body in a closet. 292 more words


Day 27 of Noirvember: Post-Turkey Trivia

During a recent book sale, I brought home a great haul of film-related books – one of them was the Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats… 361 more words

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The Saturday Matinee: End of Noirvember

Being the huge movie fan that I am, I’m going to start posting my Saturday Matinee movies on this blog.

In this way, I can mix in classic film along with my reviews. 117 more words


Phantom Lady (1944)

Phantom Lady has one of the most contrived and illogical plots in cinematic history. Scott Henderson (Alan Curtis) and his wife have an argument, and he leaves their apartment and goes to a bar. 559 more words