UN VOYAGE DANS LES TENEBRES: Week 6 – The Champagne of Noir

The French didn’t so much invent film noir as identify and elevate it. They took genre more seriously than the American film industry, which saw golden financial returns for movies that were cheaply made. The studios were all about the almighty dollar. When Hitler was on the rise, Hollywood was reticent about taking a stand for an … Continue reading UN VOYAGE DANS LES TENEBRES: Week 6 – The Champagne of Noir

UN VOYAGE DANS LES TENEBRES: Week 4 – Woe is Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich is like one of those old friends from school who you run into on the street after thirty years and you stop for coffee and he looks like he hasn’t washed thoroughly in a year and there’s something horribly wrong with his leg and he tends to mutter and he literally creeps you … Continue reading UN VOYAGE DANS LES TENEBRES: Week 4 – Woe is Woolrich