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October 2017

30-Day Movie Challenge, Day 30: Your Least Favorite Movie

Day 30: Your Least Favorite [Noir] Movie Looking at this prompt, I thought two things: (1) what a depressing way to end a list; and (2) didn't I do this one already? The answer to the latter question is no,... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge, Day 29: A Movie that Changed Your Opinion on Something

Day 29: A Movie that Changed Your Opinion on Something No Way Out (1950) taught me that race issues could be central in noir.¬†Gilda (1946) taught me that noir could feature effective, relevant musical numbers. And Gloria Grahame changed my... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge, Day 28: Movie with the Best Soundtrack

Day 28: [Noir] Movie with the Best Soundtrack Another tough call. I can name the noir with the worst soundtrack easily (I Wake Up Screaming), and I love the work of Miklos Rozsa and Franz Waxman, among others who scored... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge, Day 27: Favorite Classic Movie

Day 27: Favorite Classic Movie This is as good an excuse as any to applaud some of my favorite noir folks, including actors Richard Widmark and Googie Withers and director Jules Dassin. Herbert Lom, Mike Mazurki, Francis L. Sullivan and... Continue Reading →

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