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The Red House (1947)
The Red House is one of the first rural noirs. Some casual noir fans may be surprised that so many noir stories take place outside the rain-soaked dark alleys of the city.  "Rural noir" has been happening since the beginning of the noir movement with Albert...
The Red House is one of the first rural noirs. Some casual noir fans may be surprised that so many noir stories take place outside the r...
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Red Rock West (1993)
The film's stylishly stenciled promotional poster. Red Rock is one of pulp fiction’s many purgatories. It’s a dusty breeding ground for local losers, insufferable seediness, and the almighty motive of money, which trumps love no matter where one originally ...
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Woman on the Run (1950)
This article is part of Flicker Alley's blogathon for their new releases of Woman on the Run and Too Late for Tears It's been a long time since Film Noir of the Week first discussed Woman on the Run .  At the time the film was just put out on a public domai...
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Angel Heart (1987)
"Steam rolls up from the manholes suggesting Hell below.  A cat yowls (everyone remembers stories or films with cats as familiars)... The camera then tracks to a pile of garbage, where we see the corpse of a man lying in a pool of blood.  And throughout the...
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Dance With a Stranger (1985)
"This thing haunts and, so far as I may say it, disgusts me as something obscene," Raymond Chandler wrote. "I am not referring to the trial, of course, but to the medieval savagery of the law . . . I have been tormented for a week at the idea that a highly ...
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Se7en (1995)
Editor's note: This week, Danilo Castro at Film Noir Archive reminds us of the great Se7en -- a film that's now over 20 years old. “Hemingway once wrote, ‘The world’s a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.” David Fincher was don...
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Laura (1944)
LAURA –
Sight vs. Sound Film
shows us. Radio tells us. During network radio's heyday, several
programs featured adaptations of the latest movies (and, sometimes,
older films). The earliest of these programs was Lux Radio Theater
(1934 – 1955) followed by Sc...
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Hard Eight (1996)
One of the most frustrating things with doing a film noir blog are experts coming out of all dark corners to tell me "that's not film noir." It got so infuriating I took a break from doing the blog.  To be clear, this is a film noir website but I'm not guar...
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Hey, just wanted to say that I've long appreciated the perspective and illumination you've given on the many various forms (shades?) of noir. I would love to at some point hear your thoughts on the very dark and hard-hitting roaring-twenties drama The Boss, featuring a (typically) tough John Payne performance, fantastic direction by the underrated Byron Haskin, and solid writing by Trumbo (under pseudonym).
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Reign of Terror (aka The Black Book 1949)
“Anarchy, misery, murder, arson, fear. These are the weapons of dictatorship. The grab for power is on." That's France on July 26, 1794. And throw in torture, backstabbing intrigue, treachery, romance with a possible femme fatale, night, wry dialogue, a...
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Rage in Heaven (1941)
Producer David O. Selznick once said of Ingrid Bergman : “She had an extraordinary quality of purity and nobility and a definite star personality that is very rare.” We couldn’t agree more. One of the reasons I love classic film is the extensive number of “...
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Hell's Half Acre (1954)
Film noir boundaries extend beyond the continental US to Hawaii in  Hell's Half Acre , a noir entry seldom referenced but more than worthy of review. The film's atypical setting does nothing to defy the conventions of the genre, but rather confirms the adap...
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