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Noir City 3 – part 3

August 20th, 2011

. Wrapping up the Noir City Festival. —– Tuesday 8-16-10……….A NOIR CITY DOUBLE FEATURE! The Story of Molly X (1949) – Noir City Directed by Crane Wilbur. Screenplay by Crane Wilbur. Starring June Havoc, John Russell and Charles McGraw. Hard-boiled June Havoc starts her own gang after her husband is killed. Things go pretty good […]

Noir City 3 – part 2

August 18th, 2011

—– Sunday 8-14-10……….A NOIR CITY DOUBLE FEATURE! Larceny (1948) – Noir City Directed by George Sherman. Screenplay by William Bowers, Herbert H. Margolis and Lou Morheim from the novel “The Velvet Fleece” by Lois Eby and John Fleming. Starring John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea and Shelley Winters. Two grifters try to con a war […]

Noir City 3 – part 1

August 15th, 2011

— Once again that magical time of year has arrived – The Noir City Film Festival at the Music Box Theater here in Chicago. Run by the Film Noir Foundation, Noir City: Chicago 3 features double bills of well-known films and little-seen gems. The last two summers were awesome and I expect nothing less from […]

Favorite Woody Allen

June 18th, 2011

—– What a busy month for this writer! With a new short story collection out on Kindle, A BUCKET OF BOOBS, and 15 of my plays running (1 at the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, 1 at Hobo Junction in Chicago and 13 in my evening TALES OF THE TWINKLING TWILIGHT at Raven Theatre in Chicago), […]

Surf Soiree part 3

April 18th, 2011

—– Friday April 15, 2011 Gidget (1959) Directed by Paul Wendkos, screenplay by Gabrielle Upton from a book by Frederick Kohner. Starring Sandra Dee, James Darren and Cliff Robertson. As the Bard wrote – “For never was a story of more woe, than this of Gidget and her Moondoggie.” Gidget wants to learn to surf […]

Surf Soiree part 2

April 15th, 2011

—– Tuesday April 12, 2011 The Graduates (2008) Directed by Ryan Gielen, screenplay by Ryan Gielen. Starring Rob Bradford, Blake Merriman and Nick Vergara. Four friends go to Senior Week in Ocean City, Maryland looking to get drunk and meet girls. I used to go to Ocean City every summer and my parents even owned […]

Surf Soiree part 1

April 13th, 2011

—– Many, many movies piled up on both the DVR and my “To Be Watched” shelves. I’ll be doing a Noir Fest in a couple of weeks, but first I wanted to do something a little different. Surfing Movies! First, we have to go back to Summer 2008. I was working a miserable job and […]

— Between February 14 and February 21, Ferdy on Films and The Self-Styled Siren are hosting a For the Love of Film (Noir) Blogathon to benefit film preservation. This year, all proceeds are going to the Flim Noir Foundation. For one week, bloggers all over the internet are going to post blogs about different aspects […]

New Noir part 4

September 1st, 2010

—– Friday 8-27-10 Dark City (1950) Directed by William Dieterle. Screenplay by Ketti Frings, Larry Marcus and John Meredyth Lucas. Starring Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Ed Begley and Mike Mazurki. Heston and some other bookies rip-off a guy for $5,000, the guy hangs himself and then they have to deal with […]

New Noir part 3

August 27th, 2010

—– Sunday 8-22-10 The Sniper (1952) Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Screenplay by Harry Brown and Edward & Edna Anhalt. Starring Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz and Marie Windsor. A man with women issues decides to take out his frustrations with a rifle. This was a nice, tight film with a good ending and some great San […]

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