film noir

CineFile – Chinatown

July 24, 2011

Some great films enter the culture, above and beyond their artistry, by striking emblematic gold. In an image, a scene, a line, they make an essential statement that the audience loves both for its insight and its expression. Roman Polanski‘s Chinatown has at least two of those emblematic expressions. One is found in Faye Dunaway‘s Evelyn [...]


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CineFile: Elevator to the Gallows

December 19, 2010

What do you get when you put together Louis Malle, Miles Davis, Jeanne Moreau Maurice Ronet, Lino Ventura, film noir, the advent of the French New Wave, and the birth of the Cool? As this past week’s Jazz Is might have promised, even a trailer that is memorable. [ad#adsense] Related articles CineFile: The Birth of [...]


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Go to the Theater this Sunday

September 3, 2010

Last Sunday on the sad red earth saw the thirteenth and concluding installment of the film noir Double Down. (You can catch up with DD here. Man murders his rich identical twin, assumes the twin’s identity, and pursues the same woman, a detective, as a lover – what’s not to like?) Beginning this weekend, the [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Finale)

August 29, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Finale: the Dealer Calls the Hand The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 12)

August 22, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Twelve The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 11)

August 15, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Eleven The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 10)

August 8, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Ten The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 9)

August 1, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Nine The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 8)

July 25, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Eight The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 7)

July 18, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Seven The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Holiday Matinee – Double Down (Part 6)

July 5, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Five The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 5)

June 27, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Five The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 4)

June 20, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Four The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters some old friends and begins new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. The old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 3)

June 13, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Three The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He meets old friends and begins new love. Her name is Sonny. She’s a detective. Jack’s estranged identical twin is about to be rich. The old friends, [...]


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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 1)

May 23, 2010

A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part One (In which a rock & roll roadie comes home. He meets old friends and encounters a detective. She is beautiful. She tells him to spread ‘em.) EXT. A Dry Valley – DAY/Night A panoramic view of Caifornia’s Central Valley. Bright, washed out sunlight. Slowly, [...]


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How We Lived on It (16)

April 10, 2010

Video – “The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir,” by RubyTuesday717 Song: “Angel” by Massive Attack (h/t Andrew Sullivan and j-walk blog)


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