Drama

Chinatown

”Forget it Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Those immortal words have been parodied to death over the years and if you haven’t seen Chinatown, you would have heard those lines spoofed in another film or TV show. Once you see what has just occurred and those five words are uttered by Joe Mantell who played Jake Gittes’s […]

Chinatown
Crime

Mitchum is Marlowe in Chandler’s “Farewell, My Lovely” (1975)

Robert Mitchum was a high-mileage/hard-miles 57 when he took on Raymond Chandler’s iconic private eye Philip Marlowe in 1975’s “Farewell, My Lovely,” a character immortalized by Bogie in “The Big Sleep” in a story of that had been filmed twice before, in the film noir-mad 1940s. He wasn’t too old to take the part, but […]

Classic Film Review: Mitchum is Marlowe in Chandler’s “Farewell, My Lovely” (1975)
FilmNoir

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

They called them “B-Movies:” genre films (westerns, noir, horror, sci-fi, etc.) made on shoestring budgets with leads played by actors, not stars; directors who were journeymen, not auteurs. The 1950s were their heyday, and they played great on a rainy Saturday afternoon. They looked disposable then but watching them now is like discovering a cultural […]

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN
FilmNoir

The Mysterious Mr. Nicholson (dir by Oswald Mitchell)

There’s been a murder! Another one? Yes, indeed.  It would seem that during the 1940s and the 1950s, people were just dropping left and right.  Mysterious murders were just a part of everyday life and you can be sure that every murder would bring with it an effort would be made to frame an innocent […]

30 More Days of Noir #11: The Mysterious Mr. Nicholson (dir by Oswald Mitchell)
FilmNoir

Louis Malle / Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (İdam Sehpası) / 1958

Louis Malle’nin R. Bresson’ın asistanlığını bıraktıktan sonra çektiği ilk uzun metraj noir (kara) suç filmidir. Güçlü ve elleri kirli patronunun eşine aşık olan eski asker Julien patronunu öldürüp cinayete intihar süsü verir ve bir anlık dikkatsizliği başka olaylara sebep olacaktır.

Louis Malle / Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (İdam Sehpası) / 1958
FilmNoir

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

Some Like It Hot (1959) ve Sunset Boulevard (1950) gibi filmlerden bildiğimiz Avusturya doğumlu yönetmen Billy Wilder’ın yönetmenliğini yaptığı 1944 yapımı noir filmi Double Indemnity (Çifte Tazminat), noir film türü için oldukça büyük öneme sahip. Senaryosunu yine Wilder’ın yazmış olduğu – dönemin önemli senaristlerinden Raymond Chandler ile beraber – Double Indemnity içinde bulunduğu “genre”nın [1] […]

DOUBLE INDEMNITY – Suç Ortaklığından Ölüme: Başka Türden Bir “İhtiras Tramvayı”
FilmNoir

LYNCH’İN ZİHNİNDE

David Lynch‘in 1997 yapımı neo-noir türünün başlıca örneklerinden birisi olan Lost Highway kendi içinde kırılmalar yaşayan, kendi silahı ile kendini vuran, anlamları anlamsızlığa sürükleyen, kaçmalar ve kovalamalar arasında kaybolan ve her seferinde yeniden yaratılan bir metin niteliğinde adeta. 58 more words

LYNCH’İN ZİHNİNDE (Y)OL: Mulholland Çıkmazı’na Sıkışmış Kayıp Otoban ve Asfaltın Düşleri Hakkında

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