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Scarlet Letters: Part One

February 20, 2012
SCARLET STREET

THE GRAND INQUISITOR filmmaker and ‘czar of noir’ Eddie Muller breathes in the dank air of 1945’s SCARLET STREET. The first of two parts.

Video Essay: The Existential Noir of Michelangelo Antonioni

January 24, 2012
STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR

On how Italian modernist Michelangelo Antonioni fashioned his first film, ‘Story of a Love Affair,’ after 1940s Hollywood noir.

Altruistic Mission Emerges from Noir City’s Dark Impulses

January 19, 2012
THE KILLERS

Noir City impresario Eddie Muller speaks on saving cinema, the downsides of digital, the genius of Joan Crawford and the folly of auteur theory.

An Underground Film with a Hollywood Bite: Li Yang’s “Blind Shaft”

November 8, 2011 | One Comment
Blind Shaft

In “Blind Shaft,” director Li Yang delivers a “stinging social critique” of China’s rapid transformation from socialism to capitalism.

A Canvas of Darkness and Light: The Films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

September 29, 2011
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Ceylan’s films possess a cinematographic range that literally encompasses night and day.

German Precision in a World Gone Haywire: The Films of Christian Petzold

August 5, 2011
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Christian Petzold’s thrillers mix clinical realism with the surreal.

Watch: The Essence of Film Noir, in Six Minutes

April 5, 2011 | One Comment

How a college student taught herself to make the ultimate classic movie tribute.

Sex, Obsession and Joan Bennett’s Outstretched Legs: “Scarlet Street”

January 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

One of Fritz Lang’s best films explores why some can only be turned on by sexual power games.

Noir Film Fest in San Francisco – Watch Noir on Fandor

January 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

How you can support film noir preservation with a subscription to Fandor.

A Noir Journey Into No-Woman’s Land: Ida Lupino’s “The Hitch-hiker”

January 21, 2011

A rare film noir directed by a woman, this dark thriller is no chick flick.

Essential Reading: Fritz Lang’s HOUSE BY THE RIVER

November 30, 2010

Highlights from the web illuminate one of Fritz Lang’s most underrated films.

Video: Wes Anderson and Kent Jones Introduce THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE

November 19, 2010

Come to think of it, the dialogue in this Brit Noir classic could easily fit a Wes Anderson script.