Comic Relief: Neil Simon – Film Noir/Detective Parody…

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February 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Film Noir, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Film Noir Friday : Howard Hawks’ To Have and Have Not (1944)

(copyright Warner Brothers )

courtesy of rameyerguam’s channel on Youtube

Film Noir : crime, dames, men who seem to really enjoy hard-living, drinking, swearing, smoking and driving (and everyone has great clothes and wears hats!); this genre has it all, including ‘hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate’, but that’s another film and I digress…

Merriam Webster says it this way: a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music

M-W doesn’t give you the truth of it, after all this is the genre where we find, surely one of the most romantic couples of all time…hey don’t call me Shirley

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November 21, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Film, Film Noir, Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Music, To Have and Have Not, Warner Bros.. 1 comment.

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