NOIR CITY E-Mag, Vol 11 No. 2

NOIR CITY E-Mag Table of Contents

It's easy to think of film noir as a genre that only existed on the big screen and only for a brief time at that. If we think of television and film noir, we think of late night or afternoon broadcast screenings of classics in the 60s and 70s and the emergence of AMC and TCM in later decades. However, as our current issue of NOIR CITY e-magazine proves, television started creating noir during the classic period and has continued to do so through today. The current issue features writing from Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Eddie Muller and Editor-at-Large Alan K. Rode as well as our stellar contributors Imogen Sara Smith, Vince Keenan, Sharon Knolle, Ben Terrall, and more. VIEW THE ISSUE'S TABLE OF CONTENTS.

View the NOIR CITY promo video.


For access to the best writing on noir available today, and to enjoy one of the most cutting-edge interactive multimedia cinema publications in the world, subscribe to NOIR CITY. Get NOIR CITY by:

» Adding your name to our mailing list and then
» Making a donation to the Film Noir Foundation of $20 or more.

*If your PayPal email address differs from the email address provided for our mailing list, be sure to let us know. Note that you must be on the mailing list in order to receive the e-mag.

Have an idea for a NOIR CITY E-Mag article?

Please send a query letter stating your idea for an article along with a résumé of your writing experience/expertise to:

NOIR CITY E-Mag Back Issues Now Available!

The Film Noir Foundation has its NOIR CITY e-Magazine back issues for sale — all issues, $5.99 each, plus tax. Please note: These are not printed magazines. The NOIR CITY e-Magazines are electronic issues delivered to your inbox as PDFs. Collect your favorites or own all 17 interactive issues of the best cinema publication available today. You'll be helping the Film Noir Foundation in its restoration efforts with your purchases at


NOIR CITY Annual #8

Here's the print version you've been waiting for—the best of the best from 2015's NOIR CITY e-magazine contributors. Add this volume to your collection —essays, interviews, profiles, tributes, and reviews of classic and modern noir films by Ray Banks, David Corbett, Christa Faust, Vince Keenan, Jake Hinkson, Terrill Lee Lankford, Kim Morgan, Imogen Sara Smith, and others, including Murder She Made/The Exceptional Career of Joan Harrison from editor-in-chief Eddie Muller. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg, of course. And, when you purchase the NOIR CITY Annual 8, you'll be helping fund the FNF's restoration efforts. → Now available for purchase on

Articles from the current issue

Our samples below are designed to drop you into a seething cauldron of pulp fury ... enjoy!

Johnny Staccato

Brian Light explores the hippest private eye of all time, John Cassavetes' Johnny Staccato, the piano playing TV dick's cases often involved some of film noir's must well known faces. READ

Blue Murder vs. The Nice Guys

Ben Terrall shares an intimate look at the long journey to adapt his father's 1973 novel Blue Murder into Shane Black's 2016 film The Nice Guys. Terrall also weighs in on whether or not it was worth the wait. READ

Requiem for Fallen Angels


Danilo Castro pays tribute to Showtime's Fallen Angel comprised of half hour short story adaptations of works by pulp fiction luminaries such as James M. Cain, David Goodis, and Jim Thompson. READ

Twitter - MySpace - Facebook

Surround yourself in a miasma of social media darkness: join us on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter for a complete immersion in the world of film noir through film stills, posters, film clips, brilliant insights and more.

SITE DESIGN:T.Whipple/Incite Design; HEADER PHOTO: David M. Allen

Facebook Tumblr Twitter