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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


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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