Darkness is coming to Portland, Oregon this fall. The Northwest Film Center will present Dangerous Desires, a retrospective of film noir, from September 14 through 30. The series will present a combination of rarely screened noirs provided by the FNF, such as Jean Negulesco'sThree Strangers (1946), costarring Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre along with fan favorites like Stuart Heisler'sThe Glass Key (1942) and George Marshall'sThe Blue Dahlia (1946), both featuring legendary onscreen couple Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.
PSU Professor of Film Studies, Dr.Mark Berrettini, and other guests will also be in attendance to introduce selected films which include Nobody Lives Forever, Pitfall, The Window, Caught, High Wall, 99 River Street, Loophole, and Naked Alibi.The Northwest Film Center will post the full schedule online August 24, 2012...
Dangerous Desires: Film Noir Classics
The Northwest Film Center presents a grand retrospective of vintage 35mm noir films! Featuring rarely seen gems beautifully restored and preserved in all their celluloid glory by the Film Noir Foundation, along with traditional noir favorites, this series promises a cinematically sinister foray into the dark heart of post-war America.
The usual suspects are all here: crooked cops, thugs for hire, double-crossing dames, and more—come take a walk with us on the seedy side of the street. Author, film historian, and
president of the Film Noir Foundation Eddie Muller will be in attendance opening weekend to discuss the enduring legacy of film noir.
A music video compilation tribute to the noir genre which lasted from 1940-1958, using Radiohead's 'The National Anthem' and Frank Sinatra's New York, New York. This is still a rough cut, but it entertains me. (Exceptions to time period are The Naked Kiss and LA Confidential
The Noirs (which I don't have the rights to... obviously)
THE MALTESE FALCON (1941, John Huston. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor)
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943, Alfred Hitchcock. Joseph Cotten)
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944, Billy Wilder. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray)
MURDER, MY SWEET (1944, Edward Dmytryk. Dick Powell)
SCARLET STREET (1945, Fritz Lang. Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett)
LAURA (1945, Otto Preminger. Gene Tierney)
DETOUR (1945, Edgar G. Ulhmer. Ann Savage)
THE KILLERS (1946, Robert Siodmak. Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster)
THE BIG SLEEP (1946, Howard Hawks. Humphrey Bogart)
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947, Orson Welles. Rita Hayworth, Welles)
BRUTE FORCE (1947, Jules Dassin. Burt Lancaster)
THE NAKED CITY (1948, Jules Dassin, Barry Fitzgerald)
THE THIRD MAN (1949, Carol Reed. Orson Welles)
GUN CRAZY (1950, Joseph H. Lewis. John Dall, Peggy Cummins)
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953, Samuel Fuller. Richard Widmark)
THE BIG HEAT (1953, Fritz Lang. Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin)
KILLER'S KISS (1955, Stanley Kubrick, Jamie Smith)
KISS ME DEADLY (1955, Robert Aldrich. Gaby Rodgers)
THE KILLING (1956, Stanley Kubrick. Sterling Hayden)
TOUCH OF EVIL (1958, Orson Welles)
THE NAKED KISS (1964, Samuel Fuller. Constance Towers)
LA CONFIDENTIAL (1997, Curtis Hanson, Kevin Spacey)