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Union Station (1950)

Although it features the pairing of William Holden and Nancy Olsen, Union Station certainly is no Sunset Boulevard, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a modest procedural of 80 minutes but it has a gritty realism that is rather reminiscent of Pick up on South Street (1953) or The Naked City (1947). 445 more words

Long Review

And now for something different - Poster competitions

The academic poster is one of the different ways you can share information about your subject. For the humanities, a least, this format forces you to really think about how you might convey your topic in a visually arresting way.  427 more words

How I Came to Write "ROLL THE CREDITS" (aka Hector Lassiter & WWII)

Craig McDonald about his inspiration for Roll the Credits. Fascinating!

“Roll the Credits is, in short form, the Second World War and liberation of Paris seen through the eyes of author/screenwriter Hector Lassiter.

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Crime Fiction

What do I really know about Film Noir? I'm going to find out beginning June 1st.

Offered by Ball State University—with films and learning materials courtesy of Turner Classic Movies—The Case of Film Noir is an online learning program that begins next week and runs through August 3rd. 517 more words


The Evolution of Film Noir: A Video Essay

It turns out that WordPress has a coding disagreement with certain iframe embedded videos. Because of this, I invite you to follow the link to watch the video Drew Morton has newly released the penultimate installment of his encyclopediac introduction to Film Noir as a genre. 170 more words



A  film by Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

This is a cult film at his best. It was a failure when it came out back then and let me tell you that is a mistake years later it got what it deserved people saw it and it became a success. 428 more words