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NOIRVEMBER FILM FEST #4: KEY LARGO

Tweet The final film for Noirvember 2014 is Key Largo, starring Edward G. Robinson as gangster Johnny Rocco, Lauren Bacall as widow, Nora Temple, and Bogart as war hero Frank McCloud. McCloud travels to Key Largo, Florida to tell the Temple family about the valor and bravery of George Temple, a fellow soldier who died […]

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NOIRVEMBER FILM FEST #3: NOTORIOUS

Tweet This week’s film for my Noirvember noir film fest is Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious, a classic story of love, trust, and betrayal. At first glance, it is a story of hunting down Nazis. A simple spy thriller. But, look a little deeper and you find a noir romance full of trust and mistrust, love and […]

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NOIRVEMBER FILM FEST #2: KISS ME DEADLY

Tweet Mickey Spillane’s fictional detective Mike Hammer found his way to the screen in Kiss Me Deadly (1955). It was directed by Robert Aldrich, whom one critic called a ‘pessimistic director.’ The movie kicks off with a chance meeting between Hammer and a woman who jumps in front of his car as he is driving […]

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NOIRVEMBER FILM FEST #1: THE MALTESE FALCON

Tweet Director John Houston’s classic noir The Maltese Falcon is known as one of the first noir films. It is stylish, full of iconic shots, and there are incredible performances by Humphrey Bogart (as Sam Spade) and character actor Sidney Greenstreet (Mr. Gutman). Apart from its style and camera work, the movie’s greatest strength is […]

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Noirvember 2014: A Look at Noir Films

Tweet I love old movies. In fact, many of my favorite movies are old movies. My love for old movies goes back to 1983. There was an Alfred Hitchcock revival at a movie theater in Costa Mesa. On Friday night, my mom took me to see an old movie called Rear Window. I was skeptical. […]

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