Under the editorial stewardship of Imogen Sara Smith, this edition features a brilliant balance of classic and more recent noir movies. Several new voices joAdamin our usual mix of erudite essayists; specifically, Peter Tonguette with his article The Crime Dramas of Bob Rafaelson, Nayman offers My Favorite Neo-Noir Deep Cover, a Noir or Not by Anees Aref evaluates Scorsese’s Shutter Island, and Matthew Sorrento reviews Woody Haut’s book of film noir poems. Stalwart contributor Rachel Walther introduces readers to director Nick Gomez and his Eastern Seaboard Trilogy, while Steve Kronenberg profiles the actress Jean Hagen (1923 – 1977). Managing editor Danilo Castro chronicles hit men in film noir beginning with 1942’s This Gun for Hire through 2023’s The Killer. And don’t forget our issue-closing crossword tailored to this issue by puzzle-maker Richard Taus.
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FROM NOIR CITY MAGAZINE NO. 30
Christa Faust pays tribute to her top ten portrayals of "women of a certain age" in film noir plus her honorable mentions and a prime selection from the neo-noir genre. READ
Sharon Knolle explores the noir genre's dirties cops from the classic era through the turbulent seventies and into the modern era. READ
In this issue's edition installment, Ben Terrall dives into Richard Brook's novel The Brick Foxhole, the controversy around it, and its big screen adaption, Crossfire and the elements left out of it. READ