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Body Heat Movie Review & Film Summary (1981)

Like a tantalizing mirage, film noir haunts modern filmmakers. Noir is the genre of night, guilt, violence and illicit passion, and no genre is more …

CHANDLER, HAMMETT, WOOLRICH, CAIN

PREVIOUSLY PLAYED<p>CHANDLER, HAMMETT, WOOLRICH, & CAIN<p>Series runs through Wednesday, December 24<p>In the 1920s and 30s, a group of pulp novelists led by</b> …

Light and Shadow: Dorothy Hart

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle (MGM, 1950) directed by John Huston , based on the novel by W.R. Burnett . Main cast: Sterling Hayden , Louis Calhern ,...

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Cannes Film Festival

On the Set: Jane Greer

Inside Looking Out: Shirley Anne Field

French Noir festival at the Roxie

The Roxie Theater is launching a remarkable festival on Friday, made up of films you’ve never heard of. Until a couple of weeks ago, I’d never of them either. I didn’t know they existed, or even that there were movies of this kind. But now I’ve seen every one of them, and the experience is like …

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall’s only son produces new film noir

Nearly half a century after his death, screen legend Humphrey Bogart has a new movie coming out Tuesday via video on demand — or at least his estate …

Film noir comes in focus at the Skirball’s Holiday Pop

Miriam Haskell costume jewelry on display at the Skirball Cultural Center’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop.<p>Do yourself a favor and be sure to stop by the <b>Light &</b> …

Film noir posters: the art of smoking guns and bared flesh

Noir films may have been dark and shadowy, but their posters were quite the opposite, says Anne Billson<p>Gone Girl may have all the hallmarks of a modern film noir, but it falls sadly short in one crucial respect: the poster. Whether it's photographs of evidence bags, Ben Affleck having vertical hold …

Learn the 'Rules' of Film Noir & How to Light It

Genres come and go, but 70 years after its birth, the "rules" of film noir have become part and parcel of the conventions of modern cinema. Why do …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm3 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The California native's debut album <i>Expectations</i> is …

The Arab whodunnit: crime fiction makes a comeback in the Middle East

From Baghdad to Cairo, a neo-noir revolution has been creeping across the Middle East. The revival of crime fiction since the upheavals started in 2011 should not come as a surprise. Noir offers an alternative form of justice: the novelist is the ombudsman; the bad guys are taken to court.<p>“Police …

Film-noir traditions enter bright, modern world

A man wonders what his lover is thinking. As with the opening scene in <i>The Lady from Shanghai</i>, the camera looks closely at this woman, she whom the audience believes to be the object of the man's affection. The beauty of this fascinating siren frozen in the male gaze fills the frame. "It was a …

Mid-Century Productions

MIDCENTURY TEAMS WITH I WAKE UP DREAMING TO THRILL & CHILL WITH THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM<p>Don Malcolm told the audience at NOIR NOEL last December to …

Top 10 Most Persuasive Film Noir Femmes

How do I love film noir femmes fatales? Let me count the ways.<p>I love them for their striking beauty – how did Virginia Christine expect to stand a …

How Jewish émigrés impacted the birth of film noir

In the 1930s, as the National Socialist Party gained power in Germany, people around the world did what they could to help Jews escape the Nazi …

A Peek Through the Venetian Blinds: What is Film Noir?

There's more to film noir than venetian blinds, sexy dames, and hard-boiled detectives in fedoras.<p>Heavily influenced by German Expressionism, the …

Light & Noir

The exhibition <i>Light</i> & <i>Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950</i> explored how the experiences of German-speaking exiles and émigrés who fled …

50 Free Noir Films: An Easy Way to Sample a Great Cinematic Tradition

What is Film Noir? Ask that question to the Film Noir Foundation and this is what they'll tell you:<p>Film noir is one of Hollywood’s only organic …