Where Film Noir Lives...Too!
Ténèbres à la lumière, but I'am Not Letting In No Light...Because Film Noir Wear No Sunglasses and Has No Friends...Period!
Paul D. Brazill, Noir Repository, Psycho Noir, and Screen-Junkies...Spell-Out The Elements Of Film Noir...
[PICTURED: IS ACTRESS VERONICA LAKE...]
[MY TENTATIVE ] FILM NOIR WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
Mondays--MY FAVORITE FILM NOIR [STAR] MONDAYS...
Tuesdays--MY FAVORITE FOREIGN POSTERS TUESDAYS...
Wednesdays--MY GUEST POST BY ANDREW KATSIS...
Thursdays--RANDOM SUBJECT/BOOK REVIEWS
Fridays--THE WEEKLY LOBBY CARDS
Saturdays AND SUNDAYS--WEEK-END WATCHING
AND COMING TO THE...
Directed By Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Works For Television, Two French Rarities, And Nine Sensational Masterpieces
JULY 5, 7-8, 10, 12, 14, 20-21, 23,
AUGUST 2-4, 9, 11
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO...JOHNS-GRILL...
TO SEE HAMMETT's [former] PLAYGROUND...
MERCI, PIERRE DE PLUME...
[THE KIND OF FILMS EDDIE [MULLER] IS TRYING TO SAVE FROM EXTINCTION...]
James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) - Judith Freeman - Naomi Hirahara (Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner) - Eddie Muller (Founder, President Film Noir Foundation) - Robert Polito (Detours: Seven Noir Lives, forthcoming Knopf) - Noir Scholar Alan K. Rode.
And Movies. And Panels. And L.A.'s Noir Poets.
More info coming shortly...in the mean-time just follow these links...L.A.Poetry...
[Pictured:Raymond Chandler...Sotheby to Auction Off Chandler's Items Sotheby's and "The Big Sleep..." and Clues To Chandler...with the sale Of his books and papers...]
...And Check-out Hitch's Memorabilia Here:THE 1955 FILM "TO CATCH A THIEF..." Lobby Cards.
Coming in the Fall...
THIS WEEK [TITLE] LOBBY CARDS...[AND SOME SCENES CARDS]
Film Noir News
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Peter Ford’s has a new book Entitled Glenn Ford: A Life.
I don't think that actor Dana Andrew had to be "Framed" ...To Know That It's a Good Idea To Contribute To The FNF...In Order To Preserve Film Noir Heritage...
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The Red Menace in Film Noir...The Following Links Are Courtesy Of The Author Of This Website American Film Noir@...Phil Stufflebean....
WHO IS THIS SMOKING CHESTERFIELD CIGARETTES?
Film Noir Puffer...
Rita Hayward...in the 1944 film-noir "Gilda..."
D'VERSE POET CAFE...where the poets meet...in order to visit d'verse cafe...just follow this link...To join Brian, Claudia, and their crew [the d'verse staff]...they meet every...tues,wed,thurs,fri and saturdays...MAX BLOOM CAFE NOIR IN ORDER TO VISIT JUST FOLLOW THE LINK...BELOW THE AD IN ORDER TO BE TRANSPORTED BACK TO A TIME WHEN A PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND FEMME FATALES...COULD PURCHASE A CUP OF COFFEE FOR 0.89 CENTS IN 1940...Max Bloom's Cafe Noir...
1940s STYLE...ACTRESS GENE TIERNEY...and THE FAMOUS PORTRAIT...No Need For actor Dana Andrews To Interrogate you...Just Follow The Link To Find Out...Everything you wanted to know about Max Bloom, but was to afraid to ask..."The Dark Corner" 
Blogger Monster-girl...Takes A Look At The 1946 Film Noir..."The Dark Corner..."[This Gun For Hire...1944][TAKE A LOOK AT RECENTLY AUCTION FILM NOIR MEMORABILIA...BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK...]
AUTHOR EDDIE MULLER
I Decided To Take a look at author Eddie Muller's books, E-paper, and DVD [Pictured above...For Obvious Reasons...Heck Yeah!] After All He Created The Foundation Which Entire raison d'être...Is Saving Films That Belong To That Style Called: Film Noir
Eddie [Muller] In Print...3 Film Noir Books That Are Considered My "bibles" On and about Film Noir.Dark City:The Lost World Of Film Noir...By author Eddie MullerIn Order To Read More Please Follow The Link...Dark City Dames:The Wicked Women Of Film Noir...By author Eddie Muller...In Order To Read More Please Follow The Link...ToThe Art Of Noir:Posters and Graphics From The Classic Film Noir Era...By Eddie MullerIn Order To Read More Please Follow The Link...To
[Editor's Note:The Book That Set The Standard For What [all] Posters Books Should Be All About...]
"The Art of Noir is the biggest selling poster book in Overlook Press history, its been translated into French by publishers Calmann-Levy, and its was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America and Mystery Readers International as the Best Critical/Biographical Work of 2002. It’s a lurid and indispensable companion for movie buffs and collectors, as well as artists and designers."When in the Bay Area...Please Visit LeVideo...Where They Crowned Eddie Muller...The Mayor Of Noir City.THE FILM NOIR SIX AS IN:GARFIELD,GRAHAM,MATURE,RAINES,TURNER, and Noir Goddess...
BOGART AS IN BOGIE...
Humphrey Bogart Films on Warner Bros.DVD
Following this link to...Bogart Over There On Twitter...Bogart...Incredible FAN PAGE Over There on Facebook...TAKING A LOOK AT MAG COVERS...
This Month film noir star Birthday...Is Vic Mature...
[Pictured: actor Victor Mature and actress Jane Russell in the 1952 film noir "The Las Vegas Story..."]
ACTOR VICTOR MATURE WILL CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR OF 2012 ON 01/29
[PICTURED:ACTOR HUMPHREY BOGART AND ACTRESS INGRID BERGMAN...ON THE COVER Of THE MAGAZINE "EMPIRE..."]
...MORE STARS BIRTHDAYS IN DECEMBER...JUST VISIT FAB[ULOUS] BIRTHDAY
WATCH HITCH-COCK'S 1951 FILM "STRANGERS ON A TRAIN..." AND SO MANY MORE CLASSIC FILMS ON...TCM...Scenes From Hitchcock's 1951 "Strangers On A Train"
[Pictured:Actor Farley Granger as Guy Haines (Who is the protagonist? methinks?) and actor Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony...The antagonist in Hitchcock's 1951 Classic film "Strangers On A Train."Stubborn antagonists. Guy never imagines Bruno is serious until Bruno commits murder and pressures Guy to do the same. Fearing police gaze, Guy is at first passive-aggressive, then finally confronts Bruno after Anne has deduced the truth.They Swap Murders!I know Who Initial These Are A to G...But...Guy, you wanted it...Unlike actor Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Gail Russell, and June Duprez...You Don't Have To Go"Calcutta" in order TO CHECK-OUT
THE FILM NOIR LIST... ]
and Over There ON TUMBLR...
TO CHECK FOREIGN POSTERS JUST FOLLOW THIS LINK TO:Foreign-Movie Posters...
for Gordon McDonell.
[Pictured actor Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) and...
[...actress Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress in Hitch-cock's "Shadow Of A Doubt."]
GLORIA AS IN GRAHAM...In Order To Read About Actress Gloria Graham's Life and Times Just Follow The Link...TO ACTRESS GLORIA GRAHAM...LIFE AND TIMES...The Quote Of The Day Is From author Charles Pappas' Book "It's A Bitter Little World: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Graham and Frank Lovejoy..."I Was Born When She Kissed Me...""I Died When She Left Me...""I Lived A Few Weeks While She Loved Me..."Noir-Nation
Definition Of What "Noir" Is..."It Doesn't Matter"[Pictured actor Sterling Haydn and actress Coleen Gray]
At the close of what is easily Stanley Kubrick’s best film, The Killing, Sterling Hayden sees all the loot that he’s criminally grafted for literally gone with the wind. The cops are closing in but he still has time to get away. But, instead of doing a runner, he just shrugs his shoulders and says ‘What does it matter, anyway?’ Because he knows it doesn’t matter.
This is noir.
It doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter if you’re influenced by Jim Thompson or The Thompson Twins.
It doesn’t matter if you drink whiskey or Evian.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived the life or lived a lie.
It doesn’t matter if you reflect the times you live in or echo the voices in your head.It doesn’t matter if no one understands you or if you’re in touch with the Zeitgeist.
It doesn’t matter if your muse is holding a gun to your head or you just want to pay the bills.
It doesn’t matter if everyone loves your writing or no one cares.
It doesn’t matter if you actually write the thing or go to the pub and play darts instead.
It doesn’t matter because the world will keep on turning whether you do or don’t. No one will die. The world won’t end. Cancer won’t be cured. Donald Trump will still have shit hair.
It just doesn’t matter.
Get my drift, Grasshopper?
Good.@Copyrighted By Paul D.Brazill
___________________MARIE AS IN WINDSOR...
Actress Marie Windsor...To Read About Marie's Life and Time Just Follow The Link...Actress Marie Windsor...In order to read a review of the killing check-out...The Stop Button Review...
Sterling Haydn, Coleen Gray, Marie Windsor and Elisha Cook Jr. in...Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing"Actress Coleen Gray and Actor Sterling Haydn in "The Killing."In Order To Read Additional Information about actress Coleen Gray Just Follow The Link... Actress Coleen GrayActor Elisha Cook Jr., Just Follow The Link Below To Read About Elisha Cook Jr...Life and Times.A Scene From Kubrick's "The Killing" and the end Title Screenshot...________________________The Quote Of The Day...A Great Bit Of Business Between Elisha Cook Jr. and Marie Windsor...
George Peatty: "I have been kinda sick today. I keep getting pains in my stomach.
Sherry Peatty: Maybe you got a hole in it, George do you suppose you have?
George Peatty: A hole in it? How would I get a hole in my stomach?
Sherry Peatty: How would you get one in your head? Fix me a drink George, I think I'am developing some pains myself."
ELLA AS IN RAINES...
Ella Raines and Franchot Tone... FRAME-BY-FRAME...TAKING A LOOK AT DIRECTOR ROBERT SIODMAK'S EXPRESSIONISTIC SCENE FROM "PHANTOM LADY..."
Cliff Milborn:"You Like Jive?"
Carol "Kansas" Richman:
"You bet.I'am a hep kitten!"To Read Actress Ella Raines' Bio Just Follow The LinkTo Read Actor Elisha Cook's Bio Just Follow The Link_likedreamsville takes a look at the 1944 film "phantom lady."
GARFIELD AS IN JOHN...[Pictured: Actor John Garfield...In Order To Find Out Additional Information about actor John Garfield (One Of Tony's Favorite Actors)...Just Visit Malcolm here...John Garfield]Actor John Garfield's Biography...Courtesy Of The Raven MavenJohn Garfield and Lana Turner in "The Postman Ring Twice" (1946) and Coming in at Number 19...The Poster Is From Germany."IN ORDER TO VISIT ACTRESS LANA TURNER WEBSITE JUST FOLLOW THIS LINK: LANA TURNER...
To Visit Noirishcity Just Follow This link
And Here Goes A Very Interesting Film Noir Website...
Film Noir Expert Tony D'Ambra's Website-and [Non] Film [noir] Related Blogs and Ning(s).... and Below Maybe One Of His Favorite Film Noir...[Pictured Below: Actress Jean Brooks as Jacqueline Gibson in A Scene From "The Seventh Victim..." Starring Kim Hunter...In Her First Acting Role.]A very noirish scene from Lewton's "The Seventh Victim...The Cast:
Kim Hunter as Mary Gibson
Hugh Beaumont as Gregory Ward
Tom Conway as Doctor Louis Judd
Jean Brooks as Jacqueline Gibson
Isabel Jewell as Frances.]
To Read and Discuss Every Thing Film Noir Related and Beyond 24/7 ...Please Follow This Link...To Visit Tony D'Ambra Over There at FilmsNoir.Net
Pictured: The Criterion Release Of Au Hasard Balthazar...One Of Sam Juliano's Favorite Films.
In Order To Visit Sam Juliano and Allan Fish...Just Follow This link To Discuss...Films in all Genre and From Every Time Period... From Criterion to Warner Archives Releases To The Silent Era and Beyond.Or You Can Just link On A Post On The Wordpress Blog Post...Thanks,
[Pictured: Claude Chabrol]
1.They Shoot Pictures,Don't They...Bill's Place
2.Filmmakers Guide To Film Noir
4.Andrew's Dark Shooting Lessons5.Andrew's Shooting Lessons 1000
7.Andrew's Short Cut Cinema
No#25...Wikipedia...IN ORDER TO CHECK OUT CLASSIC FILM NOIR POSTERS...PLEASE VISIT MOVIE-GOODS...
AND IF YOU WANT YOUR POSTERS RESTORED AND LINEN-BACKED JUST VISITTHE ORIGINAL VINTAGE MOVIE POSTERSIN ORDER TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
JUST FOLLOW THE LINK...
Looking at artist Christopher Stott's Paintings[Typewriters]Chris Stott~BLACK MASK PULP MAGAZINE COVERS...In Order To Read Additional Information about the...Black Mask Magazine...
WIN SCOTT ECKERT'S WEBSITE...BlackCoatPress...WOLDNEWTON...GOING GLOBAL IN 2012[IN ORDER TO CHECK-OUT DIRTY NOIR JUST FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW...]TO FOLLOW [OR READ] THE EVEN SEAMIER SIDE OF FILM NOIR WRITINGS JUST...FOLLOW THIS LINK TO..."DIRTY NOIR."Fellow This Link To...An Online Film Noir Courseauthor Lee Horsley's Superb book "The Noir Thriller"Introduction To Crime Culture
Author Lee Horsley's Website Crime Culture
Lee Horsley's Noir Thriller[Pictured:Actress Rita Hayward...]
Kiss Me Deadly...Vintage 40s Style Lingerie ....LingerieTalk...
Covers From Man Hunt Magazines...ManHunt Magazine...
This Is Issue No# 1 Cover...From ManHunt Magazine...Manhunt boasted it was the world's best-selling crime fiction magazine, and was certainly the "gold standard" against which all other "tough" crime magazines of the period measured themselves. Starting in January 1953 as a monthly digest, it flirted briefly (from March 1957 to May 1958) with a larger format to enhance newstand sales. The latter was not a success however and it soon reverted to digest size and dropped to bimonthly. In all it ran for almost 15 years and notched up a very respectable 114 issues.From January 1953 to March 1956 the cover read Manhunt Detective Story Monthly, but the magazine was always called just Manhunt in the table of contents.Galactic...AllanGuthrie...Noir Fiction Guide...
Top Ten Film Noir Adaptation...ISSUE NO#3 OF MANHUNTISSUE NO#11 OF MANHUNT[This issue features Henry Kane as...Cain takes over issue No# 8] LOVELY AND LETHAL...LAURA ELLIS[PICTURED SINGER LAURA ELLIS...]SINGER LAURA ELLIS PREVIOUS SITE...LAURA ELLIS THE FEMME-FATALE OF NOIR SONGS...The film noir inspired jazz singer Laura Ellis will bring her one woman show Femme Fatale, to Southern California this April. The multimedia show combines music and film clips to tell a new, but familiar story—a dame with a plan and an unwanted husband meets a prize chump, and you can guess what follows. Watch the Femme Fatale trailer here.Huston's Jungle...[Pictured: A Screenshot From The 1949 Film "The Asphalt Jungle." Starring Haydn,Whitmore, Hagen, Jaffe...]The New York Times...Review "The Asphalt Jungle..."[This Gif Is Courtesy Of and was Created...and Copyrighted @ By Gabriel Lester...Gabriel Lester...The Asphalt Jungle...
...and is being used without his permission.Mr.Lester, if you would like me to remove your Gif...Please read the Copyright and Permission...That I have posted below.]Thanks,MAIN TITLE LOBBY CARDS...TAKING A LOOK AT POSTERS, LOBBY CARDS AND OTHER MEMORABILIA...The 1949 Film "Chicago Deadline" STARRING LADD, REED, KENNEDY AND HAVOC.FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO CHECK-OUT THE LOBBY CARDS FOR...The 1952 FILM "Chicago Deadline" Starring A.Ladd
[Pillow of Death, Universal Pictures, 1945]Just Follow The Link: To Find Out The Definition Of...movie memorabilia...
www.posteritati.comTeeGardenNash's Lobby Cards...MPAGallery...
________________________ 2oth Century Fox...In Order To Check-Out Fox Movie Channel Schedule...Just Follow The Link...Fox Movie ChannelMATURE AS IN...VICTOR[Looking Quite Natty in a Double-Breast Suit...lol]
[AND THE DARK CITIES HE VISITED...Cry Of The City, I Wake Up Screaming, The Big Haul, and The Las Vegas Story, and
Victor Mature and Richard Widmark in "The Kiss Of Death."]The DVD covers from the 1947 film "The Kiss Of Death."Visit Gary Tooze In Order To Compare both Versions Of Hathaway's "Kiss Of Death."FOLLOW THIS LINK TO VISIT...DER-FILM-NOIR.DE/
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO VISIT...MORDLUST.DE/TRANSATLANTICHABIT...
The "Kiss Of Death" Spanish Poster..."Kiss Of Death" The Polish Version Of This Poster...[YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE SOUNDS OF FILM NOIR...]OTR DETECTIVE PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO...
DIGITALDELI...MysteryFile...COMING UP...OTR PROGRAMS...ACCORDING TO JIM WIDNER..."The newspaperman as detective has been a part of many radio series."[The author] revisit one of them in Box 13 which starred ACTOR ALAN LADD...[PICTURED BELOW...]Widner's OTR BLOG
Leroy Panek says “If many of the writers of the period were journalists, the newspaper person is also a favorite character in their detective and crime stories.” The same is true of radio since many of its detective series were born out of pulp characters and naturally some involved the newspaperman-detective."OTR...EPISODE 161-BOX 13...STARRING ALAN LADD...
TO LISTEN TO THE FATHER OF FILM NOIR... WOOLRICH'S STORY...JUST FOLLOW THE LINK...Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 175 – Molle Mystery Theater[editor's note in order to...Take a look at author Cornell Woolrich...JUST FOLLOW THE LINKS...CORNELL WOOLRICH'S BIOGRAPHY...CORNELL WOOLRICH'S COVERS...THAT OLD FEELING;WOOLRICH AT 100...mystery file look at Woolrich...]In Order To Visit Peter Lorre's Website Just Click This Link
THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE...THE FILM NOIR FOUNDATION ON FACEBOOK...
[In Order To Visit The UCLA Films and Television Archies Just Follow The Link...
Cinema UCLA Films and Television Archives ]
...the UCLA Films and Television Archives, The Stanford Theatre, and VCI Entertainment For RescuingIn order to read additional information just follow this link to...The Prowler Over There On VCI...
[Pictured:Actors V. Mature and R.Conte...]Great Reading Benefiting aGood Cause!Ready for an entertaining read and a chance to help preserve film noirs? The NOIR CITY ANNUAL #3 is now available at Amazon. This edition includes some of the best features from the 2010 NOIR CITY SENTINEL, as well as newnever-before-seen material. 208 pages of essays, interviews, profiles, tributes, and reviews of classic and modern film noirs, illustrated with exceptional photographs. All for the low price of $20. Proceeds go directly to the FNF's reclamation and restoration efforts.Thank-you![Pictured on the cover of the FNF Sentinel is actor Broderick Crawford in order to discuss Crawford and his films just visit the link below...]
Broderick Crawford[Pictured on the cover of the FNF Sentinel No#2 is actress Gloria Graham, in order to discuss Graham and her films just visit the link below...
[Editor's Note; This Is author Eddie Muller's Favorite Film.]
Gloria Graham in Ray's 'In A Lonely Place"
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[Editor's Note: The FNF Items Are Only Available To Ship Stateside...Because They Don't Ship Overseas or Internationally..]50 OF THE BEST FILM NOIR POSTERS...Copyright © 2010 - Movie Poster Shop www.moviepostershop.com
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with it beautiful graphics..."Escape in the Fog" (1945)...Starring Nina Foch, William Wright, and Otto Kruger.Cinema UCLA Film and Television ArchivesFilm Noir Lives Here Is A Proud Member of the American Film Institute...MAIN PAGE...The American Film Institute...AFI...VIDEOS
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Ténèbres à la lumière...Translation: Darkness To Light, But I'am Not Letting In No Light...Because Film Noir Wear No Sunglasses and Has No Friends...Period.
Darkness To Light...WHAT IS FILM NOIR? ...The cinematography reinforces the darkness in the plot and theme.Long, sharp shadows are used in film noir as well as inky blackness. Tilted camera angles with a claustrophobic feel emphasize a nocturnal underworld...
“Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder’s masterpiece is so hard-boiled it scorches the pan, so noir the shadows deserve their own credit, a story about house-calls and traffic signals marked by open flame, a time when normal, rebellious teenage Los Angeles girls could rent Hollywood apartments for nothing, when men with naughty intentions and natty fedoras could take unimpeded romantic walks in the woods behind the Hollywood Bowl, followed up with a beer on a window tray at a drive-up burger joint.
Pretty, isn’t it?
Instant Expert-Film Noir by Rick Arthur for the first-time I decided to declare this article my on-line, condensed, film noir "bible." (Everyone knows which three books are my "bibles..." if not scroll to the "middle" Of the page there you find author Eddie Muller's 3 film noir books.)
To Read The Entire Article Just Follow This Link...Instant Expert-Film Noir by Rick Arthur
Check-Out 'Pulp International..." Film Noir [Inspired] Novel Covers
This Month Gifs: John [Garfield]
[Pictured: This month featured gif is actor John Garfield in " _________" ? Can You Name The Film Garfield is typing and smoking a pipe in?"
In Order To Sign Lori Moore's Petition Just Follow The Link To The Petition site actor John Garfield...Give Star Recognition back to a Legendary Star... and
Here To My blog NoirishCity and The Main Page Here at Ténèbres à la lumière...Translation: Darkness To Light Side-Bar]
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You can watch...
[Film [and Neo] Noir, Dramas, Westerns, Comedies, War Films, and Musicals]
Here on:TCM /Monthly Schedule... The Entire Month Of...
The 1949 " The Third Man: " is an essential...too! and to watch the film [final scene] just follow this link to:
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Ténèbres à la lumière...Darkness To Light...Not "The Big Sleep," but The Big Film Noir News Stories For:
"This was completed for a challenge on Concept Art, and although I did a female character, I wanted to put her in a story in a 'noir' setting which is a "genre" [Style] in cinema I love.
She's a backstreet attorney caught up in something that's 'bigger than both of us kid!' Looks like the only way out is to pay the ferryman..."
[Editor's note: I'm using his art-work with-out his permission...]
Suspense - "On A Country Road"
Starring Cary Grant
A couple finds themselves stranded on an isolated country road at night in the middle of a storm. If that's not bad enough... There is a murderer on the loose that just escaped from a mental institution! Original broadcast 1950.
Click link to listen Suspense - On A Country Road
Tonight Episode on...
While An engrossing story about a nurse who starts a rumor about her former employer, hoping for revenge.
Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.
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...and please donate to the Old Time Radio Mystery... Which is an excellent OTR website too!]
Scoop-it...News about Film Noir Festivals, books and about Current DVD releases... too!
In March, the American Cinematheque brings film noir…
Full lineup announced and passes now on sale! The Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, returns to Seattle and explodes the long-held belief that noir is an exclusively American phenomenon. Join us as Noir City goes international by presenting unearthed gems from…
The Chase (United Artists, 1946). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Film Noir.
Starring Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan, Peter Lorre, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Yolanda Lacca, James Westerfield, Jimmy Ames. Directed by Arthur Ripley. An unrestored poster that displays signs of use. May include…
NOIR CITY Annual #5 is now available on Amazon.com! Add this book to your library and help the FNF rescue and restore vintage noir films. NOIR CITY Annual #5 contains the best writing on noir available anywhere in the…Continue
In the Fall 2013 issue of NOIR CITY e-magazine, 12 writers pay homage to Dan Duryea—an actor always front and center in film…Continue
NOIR CITY once again offers the dark gift of film noir for the holidays. Join us for a double dose of Noir Noël: Allen Baron's landmark independent crime…Continue
Joan Fontaine, the Oscar-winning actress who was one of the last remaining links to Hollywood’s golden age of the 1930s and ’40s, has died at age 96, her assistant confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Born in Maryland, Dashiell Hammett revolutionized American literature even though his output was relatively scant – five major published novels and a handful of short fiction plus film-related writing. Often called the father of hardboiled fiction, Hammett also pioneered the art form we now call noir, especially in the three great novels that are the focus of this class: The Maltese Falcon, Hammett’s most famous work that was almost line for line and shot for shot adapted into the Humphrey Bogart movie, Hammett’s first novel Red Harvest that Time Magazine listed as one of the 100 best English language novels published between 1923 and 2005, and The Glass Key, sometimes cited as Hammett’s favorite of his novels, also adapted as an Alan Ladd movie and a major influence on today’s filmmaking Coen brothers.
Each of these novels reflects a political vision – though not the politics of the Sunday TV talk shows – and Hammett was a political player in everything from the glories of the Corcoran Museum of Art to the goriest days of McCarthyism that sent “Dash” to prison and the blacklist before as veteran of both World Wars, he earned his gravestone in Arlington Cemetery. Through discussion and lecture, this class will explore those three great noirnovels, along with the politics, American culture, and personal choices they reveal.
Bonjour! check-out the bar and grill where [Dash] Hammett placed his fedora...JOHNSGRILL... and if you want to hear the song "For Sentimental Reasons" in its entirety just check-out my playlist below...Merci, Pierre De Plume...[Beret-tip to you!]
Mike Humbert's very Informative... website...and
[The Image is copyrighted@ by and courtesy Of DASHIELL HAMMETT'S GREAT POLITICAL NOIR TRIO...OVER THERE AT POLITICS AND PROSE@ ]
In The Spotlight with actor Victor Mature:
Mr. John Garfield...
In The Month Of January Saying Happy Birthday! To Actor Victor John-Joseph Mature...
by following the link above...Thanks,
Not To Mention a New Book about Mature in the Fall...Entitled "The Films Of Victor [John-Joseph] Mature."]
Visit actor Victor [John-Joseph] Mature Over There on Facebook.
Also Visit Mature's Official Website located Here:
Coming Up:...[Noir] Writers':
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Film Noir Star in The Birthday Spotlight Forever more actor Glenn Ford and his Memorabilia...Just follow the link to...Film Noir [Star] in The Birthday Spotlight
[Pictured:The very handsome Ty`rone power and his beautiful French wife actress Annabella...]
This Month [Honoree] is Ty'rone Power as he appeared in "Nightmare Alley..." 
One Of my favorite actor Ty`rone Power, and as we celebrate his birth... we are asking The USPS to place his handsome visage on a postage stamp... too!
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The Raging Tide (1951) is an American crime film noir directed by George Sherman and written by Ernest K. Gann, based on his novel Fiddler's Green. The drama features Shelley Winters, Richard Conte, among others.
The film tells of Bruno Felkin (Conte) as a San Francisco crime boss. After he kills off a mob rival, he tries to arrange an alibi with his girlfriend Connie Thatcher (Winters). However, she isn't available, which forces Felkin to hide out on a fishing boat owned by Hamil Linder (Bickford) until Connie his moll can be located.
Original Universal 1951 NSS 51/435 Raging Tide 11"x14" lobby card #6 starring, Shelley Winters, Richard Conte and Stephen McNally. Lobby card is in mint condition. All items listed are authentic items used by theaters. NO REPRODUCTIONS.
Far from the perfect guest, Felkin tries to motivate Linder's son Carl (Alex Nicol) into doing his dirty work until the police is of his trail. Gradually, however, Felkin, and Connie, become reformed by the decency and humanity of the Linder family.
Cop Kelsey (Stephen McNally) continues to pursue Felkin and might not see things in this new light.
THE RAGING TIDE 1951. Original 1 Sheet Movie Poster starring Shelley Winters and Richard Conte, directed by George Sherman. Condition C7 – Linen Backed. Price $165.00...BELOW IS TWO QUESTIONS THAT ORIGINAL VINTAGE MOVIE POSTERS ANSWERED BEFORE I COULD ASK THEM...
Linen backing is first and foremost a preservation technique. It preserves the integrity of old and valuable paper and assures the poster can be safely handled and displayed. As time rolls on movie posters are becoming more and more rare, and more and more valuable. For the majority of collectors Linen backing improves the aesthetics of the poster and will generally increase its overall value. Linen backing is an essential step for older posters which are especially fragile and subject to damage when handled.
TO RESTORE OR NOT TO RESTORE?
[Oh! Yes, That Is The Question...]
Restoration is usually performed in conjunction with linen backing a poster and can be as simple as filling in a staple hole or repairing a small tear or as complex as filling missing pieces and removing stains. The decision is usually based on the aesthetics of how a poster looks un-restored and whether the value and/or rarity of the poster warrants the cost of the restoration. To help understand restoration and the associated costs more fully please click here.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: THE POSTER IS FROM THE 1951 FILM "THE RAGING TIDE" STARRING R.CONTE, S,WINTERS, C.BICKFORD AND S.McNALLY.I NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE, BUT ACTRESS SHELLEY WINTERS, RECEIVED TOP BILLING EVEN THOUGH THE STORY MORE OR LESS FOCUS ON ACTOR RICHARD CONTE AND CHARLES BICKFORD...]
Question? What do the city of San Francisco, a long lost manuscript, and a Mediterranean bird of prey have in common? Well, they’re all part of the legend of Dashiell Hammett. Fifty years after his death, the famed crime fiction writer is poised to thrill a new generation of readers. Reporter Max Pringle has the story....In Order To Read The Entire Story Just Follow The Links To...]
Louise discuss the 1950 film "Woman On The Run" and the original Vintage half-sheet From the 1950 Film Noir "Woman On The Run"...
...In Order To Watch the entire Film "Woman On The Run..." Just follow this Link To You-Tube... and to read Louise's spot-on, Semi-humourous(Sp) review Of "Woman On The Run" in its' entirety... Starring A. Sheridan, D.O'Keeffe, and B.Keith...
...Just follow this link to Louise's More Noir Posters...
Here at...Darkness To Light...
ON GOING FEATURES...
ON GOING FEATURES...
UP COMING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS...at La Cinémathèque Française Coming Up: an Otto Preminger Retrospective...
Otto Preminger moved to the United States in 1934 when he signed with remarkable film noir Laura with Gene Tierney.
John Garfield (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor. Garfield was especially adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. Garfield is acknowledged as the predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Montgomery Clift.John Garfield (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor. Garfield was especially adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. Garfield is acknowledged as the predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Montgomery Clift. In order to read more about actor John Garfield life just follow the link...Actor John Garfield. Actor John Garfield's
Malcolm said, "Thank you Julie for allowing this photograph "rare" private photograph...to be used Of actor John Garfield...To Read More about John's Life and Time Just Follow This Link To:John Garfield On Wiki...
[Pictured: a rare photograph of actor John Garfield @Copyrighted... This photograph Is Courtesy Of John Garfield's Daughter Julie Garfield and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at MALCOLM JAMES' "FILM NOIR LIVES HERE..."
[Postscript: Please Contact the administrator Of "Film Noir Lives Here..." Malcolm James here at...Malcolm James' Film Noir Ning if you would like to use actor John Garfield's photograph.
Thank-you, Julie Garfield and Malcolm James...deedee]
[Pictured: Last Year Summer Under The Stars Recreated Or Re Invented Poster By TCM Of The 1953 Film "The Big Heat" Starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Graham (G.G.) and Lee Marvin...] author Eddie Muller...Discuss Film Noir Over There at GreenCine...Just Follow The Link
THE BIG HEAT(1953) Blowing up cop Glenn Ford’s wife proves a tactical error for kingpin Alexander Scourby, in Lang’s hard-hitting crime classic. Hood Lee Marvin, good-hearted moll Gloria Grahame (“dumb, sullen, devoted, available, steamy” – Foster Hirsch), and a pot of scalding hot coffee add sizzling support. 2:45, 6:00, 9:15 “A definitive Film Noir, with a few stunningly choreographed nasty scenes.” – Pauline Kael
[Below: A Scene [A Girl, A gun and a mink coat...all wrapped up in actress Gloria Graham...]
From Director Fritz Lang's 1953 Film"The Big Heat" Starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin...]
Soon...Zazzle Film Noir Products...
What Is This Ning all About? On This Ning... Film Noir Lives Here Too...Therefore, Here On Ténèbres à la lumière...Translation: Darkness To Light...I Don't Plan To Let No Light in this Ning...Whatsoever...Because Noir Wears No Sunglasses and has No Friends!...If You Don't Believe Me...Just Read My Friend and writer Andrew Katsis' writings and What Paul Schrader, Spencer Selby and Eddie Muller, have to say about Film Noir...
..."Film noir is not a genre....It is not defined, as are the western and gangster genres, by conventions of setting and conflict, but rather by the more subtle qualities of tone and mood. It is a film "noir," as opposed to the possible variants of film gray and off white." - Paul Schrader, Notes on Film Noir, Film Comment, 1972
"Film Noir is the flip side of the all-American success story. It's about people who realize that following the program will never get them what they crave. So they cross the line, commit a crime and reap the consequences. Or, they're tales about seemingly innocent people tortured by paranoia and ass-kicked by Fate. Either way, they depict a world that's merciless and unforgiving." - Eddie Muller ("Dark City:The Lost World Of Film Noir," "Dark City Dames:The Wicked Women Of Film Noir," and "The Art Of Noir: Posters and Graphics From The Classic Film Noir Era...")
"Film Noir is a historical, stylistic and thematic trend that took place primarily, but not exclusively, within the generic complex of the American crime film of the forties and fifties. The term was first introduced by French cinéaste Nino Frank in 1946. For many years it was known only to the French, who seemed to be the only ones equipped (critically or otherwise) to grapple with its definition and/or historical implications." - Spencer Selby (Dark City: The Film Noir; 1984)
I Also Plan To Focus On My Writer Andrew Katsis' Film Noir Writings and a Film Noir Star Monthly...Their Films and Private Life Too...I Also Plan To Promote The Film Noir Foundation...A Foundation Whose Mission It Is To Preserve Film Noir From Being Lost To Nitrate...Forever.
According To Chris Garcia..."Is Film Noir Really a Movie Genre, or Just a Fancy Way of Saying "Dark Cinema"? Before we answer the question posed above, let's define what a movie genre is. A genre is a category in the arts, such as Impressionism in painting or romance in fiction. Your local Blockbuster?!? [Netflix] splinters its video stock into the prominent movie genres, often with alarming laxity. There are sections for westerns, comedies, war films, horror films, and musicals, to name a few. These are relatively strict groupings, and the movies in each category, bound by similar qualities, would have a hard time wriggling out of their respective genres. Not so with noir. Though the bulk of noirs can safely be indexed in crime, mystery, or thriller genres, noir is really a style of movie, not a circumscribed genre that jealously holds its subjects captive. What's the difference between style and genre? Style reflects flavor, look, tone, and theme. Noirs invariably share some or most of these qualities. Genre denotes the inflexible content of a movie, the type of story being told. If it has gunslingers, horses, and cacti, and it's set in Tombstone, Arizona, it's a western. Spontaneous song and dance in embarrassingly public arenas should tip you off that you're watching a musical. And so on.
[Pictured Actress Ava Gardner in the ultimate film noir taken from or based upon author Ernest Hemingway's "The Killer..."]
...Noir, on the other hand, is acutely fluid. The style's unmistakable traits -- ominous shadows, claustrophobic atmosphere, murder, danger, alienation, corruption,guns, cigarettes,femme-fatales, Venetian blinds, cars, greed, rain-slick street,double dealing, [sometimes] bleak endings -- flow indiscriminately, frequently bubbling up in movies that don't neatly fit the crime or gangster genres..."
[Pictured: Weegee and director Stanley Kubrick with the tool Of his trade a camera...]
The ICP MUSEUM...UPCOMING EXHIBITION: WEEGEE MURDER IS MY BUSINESS...
For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism.
[Pictured: Anthony Esposito, booked on suspicion Of killing a policeman...January 16, 1941
The photograph was taken by Weegee and is Copyrighted@...by Weegee estate.]
Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as a stringer for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940–48), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other picture magazines, such as LIFE. Utilizing other distribution venues, Weegee also wrote extensively (including his autobiographical Naked City, published in 1945) and organized his own exhibitions at the Photo League.
This exhibition draws upon the extensive Weegee Archive at ICP and includes environmental recreations of Weegee's apartment and exhibitions. The exhibition is organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis.
This exhibition was made possible with support from the ICP Exhibitions Committee, The David Berg Foundation, an Anonymous donor, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The touch screen content was produced by Documentary Arts in association with Octothorp Studio.
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[HERE GOES A LINK TO AN ADDITIONAL ARTICLE ABOUT..."Weegee: Murder Is My Business” runs through Sept. 2 at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street; (212) 857-0000, icp.org. “Weegee: Naked City” continues through Feb. 25 at the Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street, Chelsea; (212) 966 -3978, stevenkasher.com.
THE TITLE Of THE PAINTING IS "KODAK TRIO..."
24" x 30" | Oil/Canvas | 2012
THE PAINTINGS ARE ALL BY ARTIST CHRIS STOTT...IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS...I PLAN TO TAKE A LOOK AT ARTIST CHRISTOPHER STOTT'S HOPPER-ESQUE INSPIRED PAINTINGS.
THE TITLE Of THIS PAINTING IS "BACK TO BACK..."
24" x 30" | Oil/Canvas | 2012
[AS I TAKE A LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHER WEEGEE'S THOUGHT-PROVOKING PHOTOGRAPHS...I ALSO DECIDED TO TAKE A LOOK AT ARTIST CHRIS STOTT'S VERY BEAUTIFUL PAINTING ENTITLED "THREE VINTAGE CAMERAS..." @COPYRIGHTED
24" x 24" | Oil/Canvas | 2012
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If you take a look at Edward Hopper's painting Office at Night you might get a better understanding about why I paint the subjects I do. It's the personality of the subject, the sophisticated clean lines and shiny, polished appearance.
I've painted these telephones several times. I did a receiver not to long ago and felt the need to do the entire telephone. Hopefully they get better as I go along, you're witnessing my journey here. I have a great temptation to paint this large and make a real statement.
Finally, if you click on the above painting you'll get a larger view so you can scrutinize my technique (or lack of). I realize that the tiny images I've provided on the this blog prior to today are a bit annoying. I even find myself visiting other artists blogs wishing I could see large images just so I could get a better feel for the work.
This work by Artist Christopher Stott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at Chris Stott's Copyright Notice has been removed...Therefore please email Chris Stott, to ask to use his beautiful Hopper-esque artwork...Tks,