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Photographer: Noel Kernsource: Fragments of Noir

Photographer: Noel Kern


The truth lies somewhere beyond



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By Alberto Reyes

World Wide Angle

Better Screenwriting Through B Movies<p>I am always astonished when I flip through the many new, solemn 'how to write a screenplay' advice manuals …

Skeletal remains found outside Eldora Ski Resort, may be related to severed foot found in June

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. -- The mystery surrounding human remains found at Eldora Ski Resort last month continues to grow after several skeletal remains …


by William James Broadhurst

Secrets of “Blood Simple”: The devious neo-noir classic is more complicated than it looks

Often imitated but never duplicated, the Coen brothers’ thrilling 1984 debut is back in a glorious new restoration<p>Here are some delicious nuggets of trivia I did not know about “Blood Simple,” the 1984 Texas neo-noir that marked the feature film debut of Joel and Ethan Coen. Usually I hate this …

Coen Brothers

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lizabeth-scott:<p>Lizabeth Scott alongside Humphrey Bogart behind the scenes of <i>Dead Reckoning</i><p>(Source: lizabeth-scott)


Northern noir finds a new detective hero in the dark heart of Yorkshire

Streets of Darkness is being compared to The Wire for its gritty take on Bradford. Writer AA Dhand tells how the city’s race riots in 2001 helped him create Sikh investigator Harry Virdee<p>We’ve walked the mean streets of Hebden Bridge in <i>Happy Valley</i> and been gripped by <i>Red Riding</i>, David Peace’s …

Goldstone review – a masterpiece of outback noir that packs a political punch

Writer/director Ivan Sen has combined two genres uncommon to Australia, to deliver one classic film no Australian should miss<p>Cinema itself began with the western: 1903’s The Great Train Robbery, which most scholars believe to be the first film to tell a fictitious story. But although Australia has …

Clint Eastwood

Death Commits Bigamy (1949)

Viva Las Vegas


My Ellrovian Journey

<i>(Editor’s note: Steven Powell is a British scholar and the co-editor of The Venetian Vase, a crime fiction-oriented blog. He wrote</i> Conversations with …

Two-fer Tuesdays: Taking It to the Streets


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The Shadowy History of Film Noir

The low-key lighting, the language, the sex, and the cynicism. The femme fatale and the hard-bitten private eye hiding a heart of gold. Crimes of …


Phantom Lady {Robert Siodmak, 1944}


<i>Do all rich women play games like this?</i> <i><br>(The Lady from Shanghai</i>)


Diana Dors models a swimsuit she plans on wearing during the Cannes Film Festival, 1956

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1956 Signet paperback original<p>cover art by Robert Maguire

A Man In Fog

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in 1974.