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The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Film Noir Odyssey

Writer: Harry Ruskin & Niven Busch

Based on: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” by James M. Cain

Director: Tay Garnett

Cinematographer: Sidney Wagner… 1,093 more words

Film Noir

Everybody's Doing It...or Are They?

The final Fifty Shades movie hits theaters this weekend steaming up cineplexes everywhere.  These days, “sexy” movies are a rarity.  But not so long ago, movies were filled with racy scenes that were rumored to be the real deal.  3,564 more words


American Stories #1: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Note: As we enter what Joe Scarborough justifiably expects to be “the most consequential political year of our lives,” I’m looking back at ten works of art—books, film, television, and music—that deserve to be reexamined in light of where America stands today. 642 more words


Man Under Sentence of Death: The Novels of James M. Cain

by Joyce Carol Oates

Originally published in Tough Guy Writers of the Thirties, edited by David Madden. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press: 1968.

A world immense with freedom, women hellish and infantile by turns, money, power, the tantalizing promise of adventure—these are the common elements of James M. 6,830 more words

Joyce Carol Oates

...and Other Times in English

We’d already done a review of one film adaptation of James Cain’s seminal novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, but that one had been in Italian… 401 more words

Angel Face

The Noir Odyssey

Writer: Frank Nugent and Oscar Millard

Story: Chester Erskine

Director: Otto Preminger

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall, Barbara O’Neil, Leon Ames… 1,070 more words

Film Noir

Today I Watched: The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (dir. Tay Garnett, 1946)

Score: 6− to 6 out of 10.

Today I Watched