10 Fascinating Facts About <em>Double Indemnity</em>
Billy Wilder co-wrote the script with Raymond Chandler—and they hated working together.
Business Lessons from the Golden Aged
We’ve all heard the saying, “You grow wiser with age.” At first, I didn’t fully grasp the significance of this quote. I understood that with age you experience more of life’s ups and downs. What I did not understand was just how significant those ups and downs are in terms of shaping your expectations, views, goals and ideas. In my profession, I’ve learned firsthand that yes, we do grow wiser with age.
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.
Jeffrey Lyons discusses and signs What a Time It Was!: Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New...
A star-studded follow-up to Stories My Father Told Me, with hundreds of new anecdotes about celebrities from Garbo to Gore Vidal This remarkable collection of stories, hand-picked from the archive of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons by his son, film critic Jeffrey Lyons, will transport readers back to the sparkling peak of New York City nightlife. This was the time when notables of every…
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 …
After The Maltese Falcon: how film noir took flight
Ushering in an uneasy world of femmes fatales and shady sleuths, The Maltese Falcon marked the beginnings of film noir. Seventy-five years on, how can this genre speak to our times?
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.
How Tabloids Inspired Film Noir
Read an excerpt from LIFE's new special edition 'Film Noir'
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.
Why I’m a Film Noir Junkie
The attraction. It’s magnetic. I didn’t know why. I resisted it because I just want to be happy. And to be surrounded by happiness. Or at…
Infographic: What makes a film noir?
An infographic dedicated to the shadowy world of one of classic Hollywood's most beloved subgenres.
Infographic: What’s The Most Noir Film Of All Time?
HINT: It involves lots of shadows, mysterious women, and cigarettes.
How to Get the Film Noir Look on a Budget
What comes to mind when you think about film noir? Darkness? Crime? Venetian blinds?
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.
What Goes On In Film Noir Club….
Via the miracle of social media, yesterday evening I received a ‘Dear Editor…..’ correspondence from a mate purporting to be ‘Disgruntled from Shrewsbury’. During this…
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
Discover rarely seen French film noir classics in vital American Cinematheque series
If you're a devotee of film noir, and you should be, you likely think of it as a dark-end-of-the-street, distinctly American film style unaccountably given its Gallic-sounding name when French film critics detected a more cynical, more corrosive tone in post World War II Hollywood movies.
Why America's golden age of tariffs was really the golden age of immigration
". . . actually in the late 19th century the US was very open. We were open for immigration and we indeed had massive immigration."
5 Reasons Why We’re Living In a Golden Age of Genre Films
From unexpected commercial hits to new venues, there are many reasons why 2017 is looking like a great moment for genre fans.
Discover the beauty of aged Pinot Noir
J.K. Carriere's annual library sale culminates with a Valentine's Library Tasting on Feb 14.