Film Noir Resources

Noir Resources

Film Noir Foundation Video Archives

VIDEO ARCHIVES The Film Noir Foundation has an ever expanding catalog of noir-related video, ranging from exclusive interviews, to NOIR CITY guest appearances, to short films inspired by film noir. View our latest offerings.

The Unusual Suspects


The one and only Bob Dylan speaks in this audio clip about noir and one of noir's darkest literary inspirations, Cornell Wolrich. (2.5mins, mp3 format) »PLAY.


The Unusual Suspects


Listen to a fabulous BBC Radio program exploring a little-known facet of noir icon Robert Mitchum — his poetry. This 30-minute program features an amazing array of interviews, including producer Stanley Rubin and FNF president Eddie Muller, as well as some astounding archival recordings of Mitchum himself. »PLAY. (RealAudio)

Farley Granger interviewed by Eddie Muller AUDIO STREAM

On stage with Eddie Muller at the opening night of the January 2006 NOIR CITY, following a sold-out showing of Strangers on a Train, Farley Granger talks about working with Hitchcock in this excerpt from the interview. (RealAudio)

The Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects

Can you help the Film Noir Foundation track down 35mm prints or elements from this "Most Wanted" list of missing noir films?

What is Noir?

The vivid co-mingling of lost innocence, doomed romanticism, hard-edged What is Noir? cynicism, desperate desire, and shadowy sexuality unleashed in those immediate post-war years proved hugely influential, both among industry peers in the original era, and to future generations of storytellers, both literary and cinematic” »READ

FNF Beginnings

Alan Rode, senior staff writer for Filmmonthly sat down with Alan Rode interviews Eddie MullerFilm NoirFoundation president Eddie Muller in late 2005 to discuss the mission and progress of the newly-formed non-profit corporation. The “Czar of Noir” was clearly in an ebullient mood over the success of his two 2005 noir film festivals and recent events concerning the Film Noir Foundation. »READ


FNF Mailbox

The Foundation posts the most interesting correspondence it receives from around the world, with an emphasis on how noir films have shaped and affected the lives of viewers. Go here to view selections from the Mailbox as well as submit your own message.


NOIR CITY Hollywood, Book vs. Film Adaptations, and A Touch of Mancini, with Guest Brian Light

NoirTalk podcastNOIR CITY Hollywood show runner Brian Light joins NOIR TALK producer/host Haggai Elitzur to discuss the festival's 20th edition. Brian takes the audience behind the scenes and details some of this year's highlights. The full line up, program notes and tickets for the festival are available on the Egyptian Theatre's website.

Brian also discusses some of his articles for NOIR CITY e-magazine. Brian's numerous "Book vs Film" articles include "La Chienne vs. Scarlet Street," a comparison of the 1920s French novel with two film versions, Jean Renoir's French adaptation and Fritz Lang's noir classic Scarlet Street. You can buy the back issue on the NOIR CITY e-mag website or read it for free on the e-mag's home page. "Scoring Evil: The Henry Mancini Touch" dives into one of best soundtracks from the classic film noir era, Orson Welles' Touch of Evil. You can buy the back issue with Brian's article on Mancini here.You can listen either on SoundCloud or on iTunes.

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