hot off the presses is the very latest issue of the original bi-monthly publication for noir movie fans; here’s what you’ll find in it…
(two gangster boys in this issue & their mas)
why this issue’s so hot I typped this with my over mits, so xcuse teh tyops. No I better take them off to bring you some legible details about the noir bimonthly for which I write regularly. In this installment I explore two movies where noir and gangster genres intersect: one early gangster flick that is arguably proto noir, and another in which the lead gangster is unquestionably noir. In these pieces (one of which is part of my regular viewing calendar), I muse upon the shift that came as the gangster character evolved from the Depression into the age of nukes and narcissism. Other features by other great contributors in this issue include a fascinating look at a real life event at Chicago State Hospital and its possible connection to a noir film. There’s another detailed chapter in the ongoing history of noir music, a spotlight on The Prowler with Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes, plus the usual fun quips and quotes and DVD collector news.
Learn more about Dark Pages and how to get one or all in either paper or e-versions, or both, I won’t judge, here.
Also please remember there’s still time to join in and contribute to the year end giant issue, focusing on THE KILLERS with Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, learn more about that and which topics are available to cover here.