Check out the new FilmsNoir.Net Trailer ( It looks even better on YouTube.)
Ray Ottulich has made yet another atmospheric noir video titled Girl Trap, which features his lovely girlfriend as femme noir Scarlette – very sexy and with an edgy yet softly seductive voice – I love it when she says ‘Tony’!
This time we are back in Hudson, NY, where the heist scenes from that great noir Odds Against Tomorrow were shot. The side-door of the bank where the shootout occurred appears briefly at the 4:46 min mark, and at the end Scarlett heads towards the corner intersection where the bus pulls up and Harry Belefonte sees the traffic accident.
I come to the city alone
I packed up my life and my home
’cause I feel like a body at rest
Is a life in Hell
So unpack my bags, unpack my bags
Kiss her on the mouth, and she says,
“Smile little lamb”
- From “When I am Through With You” by The VLA (2006)
The TV series Damages (Fox 2007-2012) set in NYC has the coolest opening credits. A patina of noir with a dark pounding soundtrack featuring ”When I am Through With You” by The VLA.
In a great new Vimeo video short from noirista Ray Ottulich, a detective waits at the Hudson NY train station for an old flame who is a suspect in a big jewel heist. Very atmospheric!
Michael Tucker of finite-films.com has written and directed a new film noir titled Imperfect, which is available for free viewing on YouTube. A sort of sci-fi neo-noir, complete with a dishy femme-fatale makes great use of voice-over and flashback. An intriguing script has been developed into a compelling murder-mystery. Elegant camera-work, direction and editing, with an effective low-key score deliver a solid 25 minutes of entertainment. The leads are very good and convincing. The high production values belie the movie’s no-budget origins.
Watch the teaser video and contribute here.
Noir afficionado Ray Ottulich has notified me of a cool original noir short he has produced and posted on Vimeo: Tony Mars A Case of Murphy’s Law. Ray’s movie uses a lot of original footage shot by him in Hudson, NY, the location for the bank heist in the classic noir Odds Against Tomorrow. Very atmospheric!
Louie Ludwig has given me the heads-up on his great new video featuring his own music and lyrics. Great stuff!
This world is a grinding wheel
Cuts deep in the hardest steel
Cuts fine, make you razor sharp
In time, it’s gonna leave a mark
Music and lyrics copyright 2012 Louie Ludwig/zzi music
From the album “Mixed Messages”
Audio ISRC US-WGE-12-00101
Video ISRC US-WGE-12-90101