Category Archives: Film Noir

The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir

As a film noir fanatic, I found this rather nice: Set to the tune of Massive Attack’s “Angel,” Serena Bramble’s 2009 remix project “The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir” is a “video love letter that distills film noir … Continue reading

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True Detective: Season 02

The difficult second album, the sophomore slump, has knocked Nic Pizzolatto down a few pegs from his previous wunderkind status. In short, Season 02 of True Detective is a deeply flawed series of episodes which meandered, had repeated pointless forays … Continue reading

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Coen Brothers & Ross MacDonald

I love the Coen Brothers and I love film noir. I especially love when the Coen Brothers do film noir, which is often. So this is thrilling news: Warner Bros has optioned the bestselling 1966 Ross MacDonald crime novel Black … Continue reading

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Trailer: Inherent Vice (2014)

The official trailer for P.T. Anderson’s upcoming movie Inherent Vice is out. Being a noir fanatic, I read the Thomas Pynchon novel last year and loved it. Inherent Vice is like… well… imagine putting into a literary blender Raymond Chandler’s … Continue reading

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

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San Francisco Noir

The NYT has a travel section piece on “San Francisco Noir“. I’m a noir fanatic and, a couple of years ago, checked out a bunch of noir sites in SF. The city is second only to L.A. in terms of … Continue reading

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Chico Hamilton (1921-2013)

Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton is dead at the age of 92. Bandleader, drummer and NEA jazz master Chico Hamilton has died. He was 92 years old. Born Foreststorn Hamilton in Los Angeles in 1921, Hamilton’s music career began with some … Continue reading

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Hickey & Boggs (1972)

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Raymond Chandler

The Telegraph has a nice little piece on the great Raymond Chandler, the granddaddy of noir.

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

My favorite noir film. Click on the photo for the animated .gif.

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