Where Film Noir Lives...Too!
The grant will help fund the FNF's restoration of "one of the best film noir movie no one has seen", Too Late For Tears. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir, awaiting rediscovery. A suburban housewife's decision to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible results in mayhem and murder.
FNF president Eddie Muller (who attended the luncheon with fellow board member Alan K.Rode) commented, "We hope this is only the start of a long, supportive relationship with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Its current chairman, Yoram Kahana, has been a attendee of NOIR CITY: Hollywood since the first beginning, and this grant would not have happened without his encouragement and guidance. Marsha Hunt and Tab Hunter stole the show on your behalf. It was fabulous to see Nicole Kidman pay Marsha all due respect. In all, a great day for the FNF."
[pictured: actress Liz Scott and Arthur Kennedy in "Too Late For Tears..."]
For many years, all 35mm prints of the film were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, sufficient original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The six-month preservation project will culminate in the film being returned to the big screen in 2014, at NOIR CITY screenings and the international film festival circuit. Want to help support the FNF's efforts to restore endangered film noir classics like Too Late for Tears?