NOIR CITY E-mag

NOIR CITY E-Mag No. 23

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This issue of NOIR CITY takes a look at the distaff side of noir. Jake Hinkson and Ray Banks explore the noir careers of two blonde bombshells, Marilyn Monroe and Diana Dors respectively. Imogen Sara Smith takes a deep dive into the woman-centric output of director Vincent Sherman's noir period. Natalie Atkinson looks at the recent spate of dark adaptations of Dame Agatha Christie's work. Vince Keenan interviews modern pulp author Laura Lippman, creator of the Tess Monaghan series. Keenan also interviews director Paul McGuigan about his latest film, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool which chronicles the final weeks in the life of Academy Award-winning actress and noir icon Gloria Grahame, played by Annette Bening. Legendary cartoonist Trina Robbins gives us the exciting history of Miss Fury, the 1940s comic strip created by June Tarpé Mills, who modeled the brave adventuress on herself. And in NEWS, the Film Noir Foundation's flagship NOIR CITY festival had is most successful year and its most diverse audience yet.VIEW THE ISSUE'S TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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It just keeps getting better! 2017's NOIR CITY Annual 9, the best of the best from 2016's exciting NOIR CITY e-magazine, is a must-have for your growing Annual collectionessays, interviews, profiles, tributes, and reviews of classic and modern noir films from writers at the top of their gameImogen Sara Smith, Vince Keenan, Brian Light, Jake Hinkson, Martyn Waites, Johnny Shaw, and Eddie Muller, including Eddie's essay on the making of The Murderers Are Among Us. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg. And, as with any purchase from the FNF, when you purchase NOIR CITY Annual 9, you'll be helping fund the non-profit foundation's restoration efforts. → Now available for purchase on Amazon.com.

NOIR CITY E-mag Excerpts

FROM NOIR CITY E-MAG NO. 17

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE: NO GREATER SOLITUDE

BOOK VS FILM: LA CHIENNE VS. SCARLET STREET
Brian Light's comparison of Scarlet Street and its source novel, La Chienne (The Bitch) illuminates the difference in artistic vision (and vision of art) between novelist Georges de la Fouchardière and filmmaker Fritz Lang. Brian Light will discuss this article in the April 10 NOIR TALK broadcast. READ

FROM NOIR CITY E-MAG NO. 22

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE: NO GREATER SOLITUDE

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE: NO GREATER SOLITUDE
Imogen Sara Smith explores the cinematic career of French director Jean-Pierre Melville who is best known for his crime films like Le circle rouge and Le samouraļ, but his output also included both serious dramas and over the top melodramas. READ

WINDRUSH NOIR: RACISM IN POOL OF LONDON AND SAPPHIRE

WINDRUSH NOIR: RACISM IN POOL OF LONDON AND SAPPHIRE
Ray Banks looks at two 1960's films that reflected and explored British bigotry in the era in unexpected genres, a comedic heist film that featured an interracial relationship and a whodunit concerning the death of a young, biracial woman. READ

BOOK VS. FILM COMPARISON: D'ENTRE LES MORTS VS. VERTIGO

BOOK VS. FILM COMPARISON: D'ENTRE LES MORTS VS. VERTIGO

Alfred Hitchcock's revered examination of obsession, Vertigo, despite its very American tone and San Francisco setting, was actually adapted from a novel by two French writers. Brian Light takes us through the book's journey to the big screen and what was kept and lost along the way. READ

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