B Noir Detour

30-Day Challenge, Day 23: Your Favorite Character from Any Movie

Day 23: Your Favorite Character from Any [Noir] Movie Rita Hayworth's Gilda is in many ways my favorite, although she's also a character who causes me much pain in viewing. And I've talked about Gilda in this challenge already. Most characters... Continue Reading →


30-Day Challenge, Day 22: The Most Underrated Movie

Day 22: The Most Underrated [Noir] Movie This is getting tougher and tougher as I try not to reuse films. The Big Combo is definitely my first choice here. Many people don't even know it. So I'll pop for another rarely... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge: Day 21 Most Overrated Movie

Day 21 Most Overrated [Noir] Movie Limiting myself to noir has made this 30-day challenge very challenging indeed! It would be reasonable for me to pick Double Indemnity. The film gets too much credit when it is more exemplification than exemplary. And... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge: Day 20

Day 19: Your Favorite Actress GLORIA GRAHAME Favorites are always difficult for me. My opinion changes over time and as I watch and rewatch movies. Lately, that has included seeing more of Grahame's work, and right now, she's my favorite... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: Your Favorite Actor When it comes to noir, my favorite actors and actresses tend to be those who play villains, or at least ambiguous protagonists. I adore every turn Richard Widmark took in his early noir films, for... Continue Reading →

30-Day Challenge: Day 18

Day 18: A Movie that Disappointed You the Most I've hinted at this for a past prompt from this list, but I confess I was most disappointed with Robert Mitchum's 1970s Raymond Chandler films. I've already mentioned The Big Sleep (1978),... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge: Day 17

Day 17: The Best Movie You Saw During the Last Year Time to stretch the prompt, aka cheat a little. If you combine suspense and crime and add dark humor and race consciousness, you get my favorite movie of the... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge: Day 16

Day 16: The Last Movie You Saw in Theaters Aside from this prompt reading as if I'm writing from Valhalla or some other afterlife, it's a fun one for me because Nashville has the Belcourt, a non-profit theater that shows... Continue Reading →

30-Day Movie Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: The First Movie You Saw in Theaters Clearly, my folks didn't take me to see film noir as a tot. I believe Disney's Jungle Book was the first movie I saw in a theater, or at least it's the... Continue Reading →

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