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Dark & Deadly: Film Noir Favorites

by Håvard Andersen
Dark & Deadly: Film Noir Favorites by Håvard Andersen
Welcome to the world of Film Noir. It’s a place where the streets are painted in shadows darker than a killer’s soul, where deception hides around every corner, and a kiss can be deadlier than any bullet. These are some of the principles that Noir preaches, and in a period of time that stretched from the early fourties to the late fifties a wave of these hardboiled and stylish crime dramas would come to take on the stranglehold of the Production Code, and in so doing reshape the cinematic landscape forever. This is a list of some of my personal favorite Noirs, a work in progress that will be modified every now and again, and all though even… Read more

Welcome to the world of Film Noir. It’s a place where the streets are painted in shadows darker than a killer’s soul, where deception hides around every corner, and a kiss can be deadlier than any bullet. These are some of the principles that Noir preaches, and in a period of time that stretched from the early fourties to the late fifties a wave of these hardboiled and stylish crime dramas would come to take on the stranglehold of the Production Code, and in so doing reshape the cinematic landscape forever. This is a list of some of my personal favorite Noirs, a work in progress that will be modified every now and again, and all though even attempting to rank such cinematic masterworks in any sort of order is about as hard as trying to resist the seductive lure of a femme fatale, it’s still an endevour I’ll gladly undertake.

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