Tag Archives: Detour

“DETOUR”, THE NOVEL

If you’re familiar with the 1945 film noir classic, DETOUR, check out the novel on which it was based. Written by Martin M Goldsmith in 1939, the novel is every bit as good as the film. There are several editions of this book on Amazon right now, but the others are poorly edited and formatted. […]

FILM NOIR, MY TOP 11, PRE-1970 (2012 edition)

Back in 2011, I drew up a list of my favorite films noir from before 1970 and another list from 1970 to the present. At this time, I find it necessary to re-post the pre-1970 list, since I’ve made some changes, including expanding it to 11 films. In no particular order, the new list goes […]

FILM NOIR–MY TOP 10 (PRE-1970)

Heath Lowrance drew up a list of his ten favorite films noir and put them up on his Psycho-Noir website. He had quite a few of the greats in there, and some of the more obscure ones, too. Anyway, I got the bright idea to put my own list up and see where it takes […]

HEY KIDS, LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES!

Patti Abbott posed an interesting question today. She asked if it made a difference whether you watched a movie on DVD or saw it in the theater. My answer: the theater. Movies are larger than life. They are, and always have been, made to be viewed in a theater. They were intended to be mechanically […]

HEY, MISTER. GIVE A GIRL A LIFT?

I hadn’t seen the movie Detour for quite some time, so I pulled it out the other night and gave it a look. And I’m glad I did. It’s even better than I remembered it. For those who are unfamiliar with this 1945 classic film noir (and I hope there aren’t too many), it’s all […]

FILM NOIR, ANYONE?

Some of my favorite movies are in the film noir genre.  What a surprise, right?  Thing is, I’ve always liked them, since before they were called film noir, or at least since before I was aware of that French phrase. Of course, it’s well-known that the filmmakers weren’t really aware that they were creating a […]