Film Noir

Yes, I love film noir...some references:

The Film Noir Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of noir films. The FNF publishes the Noir City e-magazine and hosts Noir City festivals in several US cities every year. FNF founder Eddie Muller now hosts "Noir Alley" on Turner Classic Movies and is a regular presenter at the network's annual classic film festival in Hollywood. Click here for Eddie Muller's picks of the top 25  films noir of all time.

The Film Noir Foundation gratefully accepts donations.
Mid-Century Productions focuses on eclectic and often obscure French as well as other European and international film noir. Headed by programmer extraordinaire Don Malcom, MCP presents noir fests and programs annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.



The Dark Pages is a bi-monthly newsletter all about noir and edited by film noir aficionado Karen Burroughs-Hannsberry. Each year's final edition is a "Giant Issue" packed with articles that examine a single aspect - be it a film, actor, director or theme - of film noir. The newsletter is available by subscription. 

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Robert Mitchum. Born for film noir: "Baby, I don't care" explains it all. Click here for The Atlantic's insightful take on the film noir that made him a star, Jacques Tourneur's classic Out of the Past (1947). Click here for Slant's piece on one of Mitchum's best later films, The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973).

 

Want to learn more about film noir?  Click here for some book recommendations.






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