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by Tony d’Ambra Hollywood b-movies are a treasure trove of haunting images as arresting and poetic as any in cinema. For this reason alone they must be preserved. The efforts of the Film Noir Foundation (FNF) in film noir preservation and restoration are to be applauded and supported, but let me be frank, it is […]

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Noir: An Introduction

by Maurizio Roca What I’ve discovered as I prepared for this countdown is that thinking long and hard on the definition of film noir can lead to a headache. Everyone has their own ideas on what noir is—and isn’t. To be direct and to the point…there is no absolute answer. Noir is not technically a […]

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  by Allan Fish (France/Italy 1954 103m) DVD1 Aka. Only the French Can Tobacco, sheep and roses p  Louis Wipf  d  Jean Renoir  w  André-Paul Antoine  ph  Michel Kelber  ed  Borys Lewin  m  Georges Van Parys  art  Max Douy Jean Gabin (Henri Danglard), Françoise Arnoul (Nini Olympe), Maria Félix (Lola), Jean-Roger Caussimon (Baron Walter), Anna […]

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  by Allan Fish (France 1932 73m) not on DVD Aka. The Night at the Crossroads All those foreigners should be deported p Jean Renoir  d/w Jean Renoir  novel Georges Simenon  ph Georges Asselin, Marcel Lucien  ed Marguerite Renoir  art William Aguet Pierre Renoir (Inspector Jules Maigret), Georges Térof (Lucas), Winna Winifried (Else Andersen), Georges […]

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[Editor’s Note: A Follow-Up:I will be changing the screenshot  this morning…to what I think is one of  Tony d’Ambra’s favorite film… Which one do you think that I will choose Tony? [Postscript: The screenshot was going to be "The Seventh Victim," but after are interview Mann's "Raw Deal" was selected...] and I also plan to add a poll […]

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by Sam Juliano        On one of WitD’s slower weeks, where Allan’s ongoing countdown has basically gone uncontested here for days, I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to another excellent Tony d’Ambra review at Films Noir.net that deserves readers’ absorption, especially those with an affinity for the form.  The reputation of this particular film noir […]

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Mauri Lynn in The Big Night (1951; Joseph Losey) by Sam Juliano With the focus of so many festivals and blogger features on ‘film noir’ you’re led to believe it’s more popular today than it ever was.  Dave Hicks just completed a Top 100 noir countdown, and our good friend and colleague Tony d’Ambra has […]

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Tony d’Ambra states at his place: I will be reviewing a big backlog of noirs this year, and widening my focus to include reviews of noir fiction and books of commentary.  Reviews will generally be shorter than in the past, with an emphasis on a particular feature of interest. Movies slated for review include: A […]

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Eva Mendes and Nicolas Cage in Warner Herzog’s ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’     by Sam Juliano      Although Werner Herzog’s new feature Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans is neither a sequel nor a remake of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 cult film, there’s an undeniable kinship in the immorality of the lead characters.  Like […]

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Femme Noir No. 25

by Tony d’Ambra Asleep beside me. Her breathing soft as moonlight. She smelled of almonds. The celestial camera zoomed out and took in the squalid room. The neon sign outside flickered stripes across our bodies. The smoke from my cigarette coiled upwards and was lost in the gloom of the dark ceiling. She stirred and […]

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