“Forgotten Hollywood”- Film Noir in June and July on TCM…

Posted on May 4, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Turner Classic Movies will honor the genre of movies that celebrates an adapted European style of filmmaking that became popular as Axis aggression swept two continents. Dubbed film noir… writers such as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler were quickly hired by the movie studios to update how gangster-films were put together. Hammett was particularly adept at this gritty nuanced style.


BigComboTrailer   A detective with duplicitous motives, menacing dark evening streets, and a femme-fatale, made stars of Alan Ladd, John Garfield, Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Lucille Ball, Sterling Hayden, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott, Fred MacMurray, etc.  Iconic flicks, including The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, The Blue Dahlia, Out of the Fog, The Big Sleep, Macao, and The Asphalt Jungle still plays well in black-and-white cinematography that starkly compliments a rich noir script.

   On Fridays in June & July, join TCM for a Summer of Darkness, 24-hours of tense cinema. Czar of noir Eddie Muller will walk us through more than 100 noir greats, such as Laura, Johnny Eager, Murder My Sweet, The Third Man, Lady on the Lake, White Heat, Gilda, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Strangers on a Train, The Big Heat, Key Largo, and D.O.A. For a complete schedule, click the link or (cut-and-paste):


   Keep the lights on when you watch these wonderfully sinister films!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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