Notebook Primer: Film Noir

Notebook Primer: Film Noir The Notebook Primer introduces readers to some of the most important figures, films, genres, and movements in film history. Above: Detour “The Americans made [film noir] and then the French invented ...

The Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake Series Concludes at Webster University with The Blue Dahlia February 18th

The Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake Series Concludes at Webster University with The Blue Dahlia February 18th ” Just don’t get too complicated, Eddie. When a man gets too complicated, he’s unhappy. And when he’s unhappy, his luck runs out.” The Blue Dahlia (1946) starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake screens ...

The Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake Series Continues at Webster University with The Glass Key February 11th

” I just met the swellest dame… She smacked me in the kisser. “ The Glass Key starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake screens at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium(470 E Lockwood Ave) screens Tuesday ...

This Gun For Hire Kicks Off a 3-Film Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake Series at Webster University February 4th

This Gun For Hire (1942) starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake screens at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium(470 E Lockwood Ave) screens Tuesday February 4th. The film begins at 7:00pm. This is the ...

I Am the Night: A Black Dahlia Primer

Tony Sokol Jan 26, 2019 I Am the Night exposes Dr. George Hodel, who was accused by his own son and granddaughter for being the Black Dahlia murderer. I Am the Night tells the story of the ...

Hell on Frisco Bay

I tell you it’s rough out there on Frisco Bay, especially when you say the word ‘Frisco’ within earshot of a proud San Francisco native. This Alan Ladd racketeering tale could have been written twenty ...

Bitter Rice

Forget the proletarian messages, this Italian Neorealist classic is really an exploitation film about ogling brazen, buxom babes in short-shorts, up to their knees in a rice paddy. Hollywood actress ...

Wright and Goldwyn Have an Ugly Parting of the Ways; Brando (More or Less) Comes to the Rescue

Teresa Wright-Samuel Goldwyn association comes to a nasty end (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Alfred Hitchcock Heroine in His Favorite Film.") Whether or not because she ...

‘The Blue Dahlia’ is Raymond Chandler’s only original screenplay but not his best work

The Blue Dahlia Written by Raymond Chandler Directed by George Marshall USA, 1946 Three wartime veterans who served in the Navy return home to Los Angeles. They are Johnny Morrison (Alan Ladd) and ...

Happy Birthday Veronica Lake, Hollywood's quintessential femme fatale

Happy Birthday Veronica Lake, Hollywood's quintessential femme fatale If there’s a name synonymous with femme fatale and scene-stealer, it’s Old Hollywood legend Veronica Lake. She would have been 91 today. The film noir starlet was famous for her enchanting presence ...

‘This Gun for Hire’ is as gripping as it is purely entertaining

This Gun for Hire Written by Albert Maltz and W.R. Burnett Directed by Frank Tuttle U.S.A, 1942 The great American actor Alan Ladd died at the unfairly young age of 50. With a series of leading ...

Anne Hathaway's pixie cut voted Most Influential Haircut of All Time - really?

The Hairdressing Council of Great Britain and University Pictures conducted a poll of 1000 people about the most influential onscreen haircuts of all time. The winner? Anne Hathaway's close crop for ...

DVD Review: 'Dark Crimes' from Chandler, Hammett & Woolrich in Tantalizing TCM Noir Box Set

DVD Review: 'Dark Crimes' from Chandler, Hammett & Woolrich in Tantalizing TCM Noir Box Set On December 3, the TCM Vault Collection released a tantalizing box set of three film noirs, “The Glass Key,” “Phantom Lady” and “The Blue Dahlia,” all previously unavailable on Region 1 DVD. The ...

The ‘Blue Velvet’ Project, #80

Second #3760, 62:40 Jeffrey, having arrived later than expected to pick up Sandy after school, has just been spotted by Sandy’s boyfriend Mike, who is doing a variation of jumping jack exercises with ...

Luise Rainer: Oldest Living (Two-Time) Oscar Winner Turns 102

Frank Capra, Luise Rainer, George Jessel Luise Rainer turns 102 today, January 12. She is the oldest living Academy Award winner in the acting categories, having won two consecutive Best Actress ...

Clip joint: killer comebacks

Clip joint comes right back at you with a snappy selection of cinema's wittiest ripostes and most scathing putdowns Like a slam dunk smash in tennis, or a sudden knockout in boxing, the ability to ...

Film News: Third ‘Noir City: Chicago’ Festival Opens at Music Box Theatre

Chicago – Diabolical twins, obsessed journalists and jail-breaking thugs are heading their way to the Music Box Theatre. The Film Noir Foundation’s third installment of “Noir City: Chicago” features ...

Tough, Uncompromising, Nasty Little Films: A Conversation with Elliot Lavine

Above: Publicity still from John Parker's Dementia (1955). Rep houses in San Francisco, like those in most American cities, are struggling to stay open. But for something like thirty nights a year, ...

“The Blue Dahlia” the next film in Academy’s ‘Oscar Noir’ series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Blue Dahlia” (1946), starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake as a veteran accused of murder and the woman who comes to his aid, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy ...

The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, The Dark Mirror: Oscar Noir Series

Good news for La-based film noirs fans: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off a summer screening series, "Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side," on ...

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