Category Archives: Analysis

Film Noir Movies and Domestic Violence

I recently posted Part Seven of Too Late for Tears in a film noir group on Facebook. The poster for the movie provoked a comment about how a billboard for a movie had to be taken down, ostensibly because it had … Continue reading

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More About Film Noir’s Roots in Print

I’ve previously noted that film noir has its roots in the book world. Such authors as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner, and James M. Cain all made contributions to the genre. If you’d like to read more about how … Continue reading

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Film Noir Defined

While some refer to film noir as a genre, others argue that it’s a style of film, one that borrows liberally from other established film genres. Throughout the decades, critics have made numerous attempts to nail down a definition of … Continue reading

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