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Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)

The genre of Film Noir gets an in-depth examination. Through a multitude of interviews with industry enthusiasts and film clips, every aspect of what makes a Noir is touched upon.

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Gary Leva
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Credited cast:
John Alton ... Himself (archive footage)
Drew Casper Drew Casper ... Himself
Roger Deakins ... Himself
John Debney ... Himself
Edward Dmytryk ... Himself (archive footage)
James Ellroy ... Himself
Glenn Erickson Glenn Erickson ... Himself
William Goldman ... Himself
Jane Greer ... Herself (archive footage)
Haden Guest Haden Guest ... Himself
Patricia King Hanson ... Herself
Brian Helgeland ... Himself
Peter Honess Peter Honess ... Himself
Rick Jewell Rick Jewell ... Himself
Janusz Kaminski ... Himself
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Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a twisted fate. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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This DVD documentary brought a lot of curiosity on my part of the movie clips shown
2 June 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This DVD compilation of various '40s-'50s movie clips that explore dark themes culled from M-G-M, RKO, and Warner Bros. (since Warners and/or Turner own the films they're from) explores, from multiple viewpoints, the impact Film Noir has had on future filmmakers and the world at large. Among the people interviewed: the departed like Edward Dmytryk, Jane Greer, and Sydney Pollack (as of last week). Also Brian Hegeland, James Ellroy, Paul Schrader, and Frank Miller among others. They talk about music, the men, and, of course, the fem fatale. And they talk about films outside of the library that have no clips shown (such as Paramount's Double Indemnity). Many of them are clips of movies I've yet to see so there's a lot of curiosity on my part to check them out. Of course, that may take a while so it may be a long time before I comment here on them. Stay tuned...


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