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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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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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Film Noir fans at Wonders in the Dark are urged to check out R. D. Finch’s round-up of four noir or neo-noir films at his Movie Projector site.  Mr. Finch has again done a fantastic job in taking an in-depth look at the components of these seminal, and he makes a strong case for them […]

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  by Sam Juliano The Landmark Loews Movie Palace in Jersey City was the scene for a Film Noir weekend of four genre standards, and the distinguished introductions and question and answer sessions by renowned film scholar Professor Foster Hirsch.  The Friday evening feature was Roman Polanski’s celebrated neo-noir Chinatown (1974), and, on Saturday, three […]

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(“The Oscars @ Interview)…. My Interview with Sam Juliano, From Over There at Wonders in the Dark…. Good-Morning! fellow bloggers and Wonders in the Dark, readers, this morning I am so happy that the proprietor of, Wonders in the Dark, and fellow blogger Sam Juliano, took the time out of his very busy schedule to […]

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Sam Juliano’s Prediction For “Best Picture” of 2009…. Sam’s Best Picture Prediction:With a leading 13 total nominations The Curious Case of Benjamin Button would under ordinary circumstances stand an excellent chance at taking the big prize. The film, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, is the kind of film that Oscar voters rally behind; it’s […]

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Sam Juliano’s Choices: For Best Director Nominees: Best Director Nominees: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Stephen Daldry, The Reader David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon Gus Van Sant, Milk The five Best Director nominees match up exactly with the films they directed in the Best Picture race, and this is relatively […]

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31 Days of Oscar@….Alexander Coleman’s…Prediction(s) From Coleman’s Corner in Cinema Alexander Coleman’s Best Supporting Actress Predictions: Doubt’s remarkable ensemble was duly rewarded by the Academy in nominations, and this category illustrates just how captivating each member of the quadrant was. Viola Davis, has received understandably gushing acclaim for her small but searing turn, but Amy […]

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