Tag Archives: noir

“Border Incident” (1949)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A notable movie if only for the attitudes and assumptions it embodies. Released in the late 40s, it’s a social problem film about illegal immigration shot like a Mexican noir by cinematographer John Alton. Director Anthony Mann, who … Continue reading

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Eva Green Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Related Paleo Retiree on the first SIN CITY and here he is on THE DREAMERS.

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A Day at the Races

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, CA, 1954. More info about the photo here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“Cherry Crush”

Paleo Retiree writes: Very enjoyable small-scale independent teen noir from 2007, played for straightfaced intensity rather than exploitation or yuks. Jonathan Tucker is an arty richkid screwup who’s drawn to Nikki Reed, a dark-haired, witchy charmer from the wrong side … Continue reading

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the images to enlarge. …Veronica Lake. Both photos by A.L. “Whitey” Schafer.

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“Red Rock West”

Paleo Retiree writes: When I saw it on release in 1993, I took this crime yarn, directed by John Dahl and written by Dahl and his brother Rick, as a postmodern joke — a droll riff on smalltown noir themes. … Continue reading

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More L.A. Noir

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via the Facebook group Vintage Los Angeles, I came across this old video of a trip through downtown L.A. According to comments, it’s process footage shot in 1948 for the movie Shockproof, directed by Douglas Sirk and co-written by … Continue reading

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