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  1. Interesting that you decided to re-post this Tony. It seems to be very much a topic that’s en vogue at the moment. I co-admin a German Expressionist Facebook group, and am surprised by the rate at which we get new member requests. However, the same applies to Film Noir. It’s great to see these old cinematic traditions re-emerging and gaining popularity, especially within younger circles.
    I totally agree with Lloydville’s comments. In fact they pretty much reflect my own thoughts expressed in my piece Uncovering The Origins of Film Noir. But Lloydville brings too light the connection with police photos, which, although pretty obvious when you come to think of it, no one else has picked up on…as far as I’m aware.

  2. Alan, I am recycling older posts to my other feeds at G+, Twitter, and Facebook.

    There is an interesting connection here that has surfaced since this article was posted. A police photograph museum in my hometown of Sydney has opened and there is an uncanny element of noir in the crime scene photos on display. Visit the web site at http://www.sydney.com.au/policemuseum.htm.

    Also have a look at this gem of a book from a Japanese photographer of a 1958 crime investigation http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201311140010.

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