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New Noir part 2

August 22nd, 2010

The Noir City Festival has ended, but I’m going to keep getting through these movies I’ve been meaning to watch. On a side note, my short play “Valise” opened last week at the K.I.S.S.fest here in Chicago. I’m including it here because it’s about a bank heist gone wrong (sort of). It runs until the […]

New Noir

August 17th, 2010

—– It’s that time of year again – The Noir City Film Festival at the Music Box Theater here in Chicago. Run by the Film Noir Foundation, Noir City: Chicago 2 features double bills of well-known films and little-seen gems. Last summer’s festival was great and I’ve been looking forward to the next one ever […]

— Another Flash Fiction Challenge hosted by Patti Abbott. This one is called “Sweet Dreams.” Patti describes the premise like this: “It begins in a food/drink establishment of some sort. The radio/juke box/band is playing ‘Sweet Dreams’ by the Eurythmics. A red-headed woman in an electric blue dress comes through the door. And then what?” […]

Look in the archives of any prominent mystery magazine and you’ll find at least one story by Stephen D. Rogers, a very prolific and talented writer.  His new short story collection, SHOT TO DEATH, came out in mid-February.  Earlier this month, he started a SHOT TO DEATH Blog March, stopping at different blogs here and […]

More New Noir, the Final Films

October 12th, 2009

—– Saturday 10-10-9 House by the River (1950) Directed by Fritz Lang.  Screenplay by Mel Dinelli from a novel by A. P. Herbert.  Starring Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman and Jane Wyatt. A man kills his maid and his brother helps him get rid of the body.  Afterwards, things go well for the killer, but not […]

More New Noir, part 4

October 10th, 2009

I found a few more films to throw into the mix, so this festival is going to last longer than I originally planned.  Yay! —– Tuesday 10-6-9 I didn’t watch anything.  I had to work an almost-full day.  Support Raven Theatre! —– Wednesday 10-7-9 Madame X (1966) Directed by David Lowell Rich.  Screenplay by Jean […]

More New Noir, part 3

October 5th, 2009

Moving right along, 7 films down and 5 to go. Here are the latest 3 (again, I’m not a scholar or reviewer, I’m just giving a few impressions.  All of these summaries are bare boned by even bare boned standards and don’t do justice to the films.  If you want more info, check IMDb)  Also, […]

More New Noir, part 2

October 2nd, 2009

I have a lot of movies piled up on both the DVR and my “To Be Watched” Shelves and a lot of those (12 so far) are film noirs that I’ve never seen.  I had such a great time in August at the Noir City Film Festival, that I’ve decided to have my own “New […]

More New Noir

September 30th, 2009

I have a lot of movies piled up on both the DVR and my “To Be Watched” Shelves and a lot of those (12 so far) are film noirs that I’ve never seen.  I had such a great time in August at the Noir City Film Festival, that I’ve decided to have my own “New […]

A Week of New Noir

August 30th, 2009

I’ve been following the Noir City Film Festivals for the last couple of years, and was always jealous of San Francisco and L. A. and the other cities that hosted events.  At the end of July, it was Chicago’s turn. Run by the Film Noir Foundation, the festivals feature double bills of well-known films and […]

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