Film Noir


Yes, I love film noir...some references and links of interest:

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 regularly in San Francisco and Los Angeles.



The Arthur Lyons' Film Noir Festival is a a four-day celebration of noir held in Palm Springs, California during May. An annual event for more than twenty years, the festival screens classic noir with special guest presenters, most of whom have appeared in films included on the program.

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. 

The Dark Pages can be found on Facebook and Twitter.




The Movies! Network showcases 2 film noir programs during the week, Noir to Die For all day Thursdays and Sunday Night Noir beginning at 5 pm on Sundays.



The Criterion Channel streaming service features Columbia Noir, film noir from the Columbia Pictures vault. Noir connoisseurs will be pleased to know that two classic Gloria Grahame noirs, In a Lonely Place and The Big Heat are part of the collection.




The Classic Movie Blog Association celebrated film noir for its 2019 Spring Blogathon with member blogs posting on "Femmes and Hommes Fatale of Film Noir." Click here for links to participating blogs and their reviews.

Robert Mitchum. Film noir icon for the ages. "Baby, I don't care," his trademark line from Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past (1947), explains a lot. Click here for The Atlantic's insightful take on that film, the movie that made him a star. Click here for Slant's piece on one of Mitchum's best later films, The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973).

Whether you're already a fan of film noir or just learning about it, Eddie Muller's 2021 upgraded and expanded edition of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir is a must-have book on the subject. Coming from "the czar of noir," one would expect it to be thoroughly informative, it is, and it is also equally entertaining. Highly recommended.
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