Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pauline Kael online

For a long time I’ve unsuccessfully been searching for her reviews online but yesterday while looking for something about “They Drive at Night” I found this link to her reviews.  Actually, her reviews are more comments but . . . … Continue reading

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From Germany to Hollywood

United States was a relatively provincial country in the 1930s, and the films coming out of Hollywood reflected this lack of sophistication, even though it was the glamorous center of the movie production world. But the intellectual atmosphere began to … Continue reading

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Film Noir class update

Well, that was fun yesterday!  We all weren’t convinced that Stranger on the Third Floor was noir because of the way it ended . . . . all nice and happy.  But it was a beginning to a journey through … Continue reading

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Gregory Peck

Last night we watch a very good documentary about Gregory Peck.  His career and life is inspiring.  Maybe a short series dedicated to 4 of his films would be a good idea. Click here to see a short of the … Continue reading

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Neo Noir

Film makers from the late ’80s to the present are paying homage to the genre of film noir in new and interesting ways.  Elements of film noir are used along with modern film making techniques and storytelling concepts to give … Continue reading

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Film Noir Series – the films

It took quite an effort to sort through all of the candidates but I’m thankful that I could lean on Elaine and Henry to help me sort out the best for the series.  Many of you would like to revisit … Continue reading

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