Kiss Them Deadly: Get Cool & Sweaty with the Great Femmes Fatales of Noir

Sunday Features (O!) GRANT BUTLER in The Oregonian: In the opening minutes of 1944’s film noir classic Double Indemnity, sultry Barbara Stanwyck crosses her shapely legs and in one sexy move sends poor Fred MacMurray careening toward his inevitable doom. A small ankle bracelet has caught his eye, and the mere sight of the bauble … [Read more…]

LA NOIR

HOLLYWOOD DOESN’T PAINT MORE DARKLY THAN IT DOES WITH L.A. NOIR From APPLAUSE 19 April 2007 Steven Uhles Column Augusta Chronicle Dark streets, femme fatales and the quick crack of gunfire make film noir an easy genre to identify. Nobody channel-surfs over to one of the eternal broadcasts of The Maltese Falcon and wonders what … [Read more…]

Film Noir Classic DVD Collection Vol4 Out July 31

Press Release 16 April: BURBANK, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Warner Home Video (WHV) doubles the stakes in The Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 4, debuting July 31, with legendary Hollywood tough guys and femme fatales once again colliding, this time in ten smoldering suspense classics, all new to DVD. Titles include Act of Violence/Mystery … [Read more…]

Killer Ladies

From an article in The Oregian by MacrMohan on The Northwest Film Center’s series “Killer Ladies: Film Noir” in April: “The femme fatale is an indispensable staple of noir, and three of the most memorable are served up this weekend. Perhaps least known is Angel Face, Otto Preminger’s 1953 thriller starring Robert Mitchum at his … [Read more…]