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Film noir short created for a film studies class at school. The purpose was to use elements of the film noir style.
4 Mar 2007
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Directed by the first rate Fritz Lang, Scarlet Street is film noir at its finest. Utilizing the bleak coldness of black and white to its zenith, Lang paints a frigid psychological picture of some of the most reprehensible characters ever put on film. It hardly requires mention that in the nineteen forties, this windswept view on a harsh and barren existence was nearly unheard of. The story is of a lonely man, the role deftly assumed by the masterful Edward G. Robinson (The Ten Commandments), who is unhappy in his marriage and seeks solace in the arms of a prostitute. Unlike the coy floozies that earlier films had made call girls appear, Joan Bennett plays Kitty with a gritty and world-weary realism. Bennett seduces Robinson and convinces him to embezzle money to pay for her lavish lifestyle. Robinson, feeling happy for the first time in ages, agrees to step outside the bounds of ordinary society. Scarlet Street is chilling to the core, but with an artistic flair for the beauty in sorrow. The combination is breathtaking.
10 Jan 2008
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One of the greatest film noir productions in history, D.O.A. has stood the test of time and continues to sizzle with dark, brooding, and gritty appeal. The masterful Edmond O’Brien plays an overworked accountant who goes to the police to report a murder: his own murder. What follows is an account of the events leading to O’Brien’s murder in flashback form. Cigarette smoke laden light weakly fleshes out the dark shadows that compose this absorbing black film. Existential overtones and raw, chilling emotion makes for a powerful journey through a murderous story. D.O.A. is a masterful psychological thriller.
4 Mar 2008
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A powerful piece of vintage film noir, Club Paradise is the tragic tale of women in the 40s who want to live life in the fast lane. Played by the beautiful Constance Worth, Isabel Jewell, and Wanda McKay, these three Hollywood bombshells take a trip through the seedy side of life: criminality, exploitation, gambling, and womanizers. Shot with stark and harsh 40s noir style, Club Paradise is nothing short of a downward spiral into Hell. But amongst the femme fatales and booze hound drunks there is much to be learned about morality and cultural fears from this piercing period in American history. Club Paradise is a fantastic collaboration of stylized sexy women and heartbreaking tragedy as the ladies crash against the sharp points of bleak nightlife.
8 Dec 2009
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The detective sets out... Film noir styled trailer for the independent short film A Plaster, a Paper and a Cheese & Pickle Sandwich that we co-produced with new filmmakers Crestfallen Productions. A crossover of drama thriller and black comedy it tells the story of a very unusual friendship; the full film will be here on Metacafe in the next two months look out for it!
14 Apr 2008
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A little known treasure, Inner Sanctum is a gripping film noir journey through secrets, lies, and murder. The film follows three disturbingly connected stories: the talented Charles Russell stars as a dark and broken man who viciously kills his wife; a troubled little boy who witnesses the murder; and the fatally beautiful Mary Beth Hughes is a sexy young woman who’s been told she’ll die soon by a psychic gypsy. Winding up in the same boarding house as all three run from their dark secrets, their crossing paths create hair raising tension and subtle complexities. In particular, Russell and Hughes engage in an electric love affair. But what elevates Inner Sanctum to the next level are the riveting twists and turns as the film boils to a devastating finish.
16 Apr 2008
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Scene Revised Like there's no tomorrow is a Sci Fi Film Noir depicting the end of the world. Shot in black & white this film noir is due out later this summer 08'. Film noir fans will love the mood and cinematography of this futuristic film noir black & white classic. Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize moral ambiguity and sexual motivation. Hollywood's classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography, while many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Depression.
13 Sep 2008
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A funny tv commercial shot in the style of film noir. Boomerang Studios Lenco Credit Union commercial was a hit with our clients and spawned several others to add to the collection.
20 Jan 2009
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In the 1950's Bad Girls of Film Noir: The Killer that Stalked New York Sheila Bennett returns to New York from Cuba, carrying $40,000 worth of smuggled diamonds and smallpox. Treasury agent Johnson loses her but keeps on the trail; while Public Health doctor Wood searches in vain for the unknown person spreading the deadly disease far and wide. The cast includes: Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin and is directed by Earl McEvoy. This clip of The Killer that Stalked New York is a glimpse what else you can find at Columbia Classics. Love film noir? Get your dose of Bad Girls of Film Noir: The Killer that Stalked New York at Columbia Classics Today! www.Columbia-Classics****
24 Nov 2010
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Two of a Kind: The premise of this classic film is enticing — three grifters try to work a complicated inheritance scam on an elderly California couple. They plan to pass off a fellow con artist as the couple’s long-lost son, and claim a huge inheritance when the aged millionaires finally kick over. The cast is rock-solid, and includes noir icons Edmond O’Brien and Lizabeth Scott, as well as President Wilson himself, Alexander Knox. Catch a glimpse of famed Film Noir "bad girl" Lizabeth Scott in this short Two of a Kind Clip. Fulfill your love of film noir with Columbia Classics' Bad Girls of Film Noir I, available on DVD. www.Columbia-Classics****
24 Nov 2010
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Night Editor is a B-movie film noir directed by Henry Levin based on a popular radio program of the 1940s. The film captures stories of the graveyard-shift police beat reporters at the fictional newspaper, the New York Star. Film noir "bad girl" Janis Carter stars alongside William Grogan in a story about fighting crime and risking your own reputation - murder, affairs, and the law come head to head. In the middle of a kiss...Murder! Columbia Classic's box-set Bad Girls of Film Noir II features the newly remastered Night Editor on DVD. Own this classic film noir set along with never before released classic titles now available on DVD at Screen Classics by Request. Shop Now! www.Columbia-Classics****
25 Nov 2010
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Night Editor is a B-movie film noir directed by Henry Levin based on a popular radio program of the 1940s. The film captures stories of the graveyard-shift police beat reporters at the fictional newspaper, the New York Star. Film noir "bad girl" Janis Carter stars alongside William Grogan in a story about fighting crime and risking your own reputation - murder, affairs, and the law come head to head. In the middle of a kiss...Murder! Columbia Classic's box-set Bad Girls of Film Noir II features the newly remastered Night Editor on DVD. Own this classic film noir set along with never before released classic titles now available on DVD at Screen Classics by Request. Shop Now! www.Columbia-Classics****
24 Nov 2010
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