Golden Age of Film Noir: Why was “Double Indemnity” such a landmark?
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in “Double Indemnity” (1944). “Office memorandum, Walter Neff to Barton Keyes, Claims Manager. Los Angeles, July 16th, 1938. Dear Keyes: I suppose yo…
You’re the Last Person I Should Have Ever Met: Ill-Fated Chance Encounters in Film Noir
Brian Greene explores the film noir trope of chance encounters leading down a path of bad breaks and lists five of his favorite examples.
Deep focus: How the French birthed film noir
Any discussion of French film noir must begin by challenging a few myths. Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton’s seminal A Panorama of American Film Noir, first published in 1955, sees film noir – despite the French name – as an American phenomenon.
The 20 best film noirs, from Double Indemnity to Shadow of a Doubt
Rain-streaked streets, femmes fatales, hard-boiled gumshoes and antiheroes fated to die... Graeme Ross presents his pick of the 20 greatest film noirs of the classic era
How to Transform Your Travel Photography? Take a Photo Workshop
There are many different types of photographic workshops to choose from; the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop has a good reputation and an impressive roster of teachers. (Photo: Susan Portnoy/The Insatiable Traveler)
Shanghai Noir: How to Write Crime Fiction in a City with a 100% Conviction Rate
For a city with such a reputation—back in the old days of foreign gunboats, spies and revolutions as well as now in the boom-boom modernity of the skyscraper city—Shanghai hasn’t generated that muc…
Intro To Large Format Photography Workshop
Large format photography class is for anyone who always wanted to learn large-format photography but were concerned about the cost of the camera!
Crime Jazz: How Miles Davis, Count Basie & Duke Ellington Created Soundtracks for Noir Films & TV
When we think of film noir, we tend to think of a mood best set by a look: shadow and light (mostly shadow), grim but visually rich weather, near-depopulated urban streets.
March Learn-to-Lead Workshops Rapidly Approaching
Preparing You to Lead Small Groups Small groups are key to the spiritual life of a church. But many churches struggle to find people with the confidence to lead them. This is especially true with a Bible study. We can help you change all that. In this six-hour workshop , you will: Learn the basics of leading any small group. Discuss ways to overcome the challenges of difficult personalities and group conflict.
10 great American film noirs
We turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select 10 of the best American film noirs.
Wildlife photography workshop offers tips in time for birding season
On the cusp of birding season, wildlife photography enthusiasts got a chance to learn tips and tricks from a pair of pros with decades of experience.
Past Life Regression Group Workshop
Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 6:00 PM: Past Life Regression Group Workshopwith Mica CascaranoTuesday, April 2,[masked]PMFor Heaven's Sake LakewoodTake a journey to explore the limitless boundaries of the mind and
Why Workshop? Because Kids Deserve It!
When I first watched the Rita Pierson TED Talk titled Every Kid Needs a Champion, I found myself shouting, “Yes! This lady gets it!” Our job is to help kids feel connected at school- to ensu…
Crime Pays: 20 Visually Stunning American Noir Films
Film Noir as appointed by many sources is a film sub-genre that first developed in the United States as a fruit of many influences, first and foremost, German Expressionism and its filmmakers that …
This BFI Infographic Breaks Film Noir Down To Its Essential Elements
The term “film noir” (literally “black film”) was originally coined by French critic Nino Frank back in 1946 to describe a certain subspecies of American crime movies. But it took the British Film Institute to create an authoritative infographic that defines, quantifies, compares, and rank the masterworks of noir. In a stylish chart called “Darkness Visible,” designed by Melanie Patrick , the BFI identifies the crucial…
The 20 Most Visually Stunning American Noir Films Ever
Film Noir as appointed by many sources is a film sub-genre that first developed in the United States as a fruit of many influences, first and foremost, Germ
The Seven Ups: What I Know About Street Photography Workshops Without Asking Anybody Else.
Let’s face is. If you already are an expert you don’t need to attend workshops, do you? On the other hand, if you belong to those few around who know that learning is a lifelong achievement, you might stick around for a few tips. Not that I know particularly much about it beyond the level …
10 Great Neo Noir Movies
‘Neo noir’ and ‘noirish’ are terms that get thrown around a lot these days and tend to be applied to just about any movie with a crime in it. In my opinion, a neo noir need…
Infographic: What makes a film noir?
An infographic dedicated to the shadowy world of one of classic Hollywood's most beloved subgenres.
What Makes Film Noir Special?
Some of the most memorable films from the 40s and 50s are certainly Film Noir - the legendary actresses and actors, the plot twists and stylised look of the films that made them stand the test of time.