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The Best of Film Noir (1999)

Uses over 30 film clips and interviews about the tough guys and the femme fatales to illustrate the aspects of the film noir genre. Jeffrey Wells discusses _Big Sleep, The (1946)_, Touch of... See full summary »

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Uses over 30 film clips and interviews about the tough guys and the femme fatales to illustrate the aspects of the film noir genre. Jeffrey Wells discusses _Big Sleep, The (1946)_, Touch of Evil (1958), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), D.O.A. (1949), Out of the Past (1947), _Against All Odds_, Laura (1944), and Kiss of Death (1947). Film noir is Hollywood's truly original vision of the shadowy, smoky underworld populated by beautiful dames and the regular Joes who fell for them. In films from the early 1940s to the present day, they entertain us with intrigue, conflict, and lust. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com

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About half-way into "part two" there is a title-card that reads "Jeffrey Wells, A Critics Commentary" (sic). It should read like this: "Jeffrey Wells: A Critic's Commentary", with an apostrophe to show the possessive form. See more »

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Worth Renting For a Couple of Bucks
9 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This overview of film noir is somewhat comical, it's so poorly done.Whoever put together this dvd was apparently a novice in dvd technology. You can see

though that this was a labor of love, and in that regard, it's worth watching. I would advise skipping the main feature and going straight to the special

features. I thought the commentary section with Jeffrey Myers was quite good.


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