Tag Archives: Double Indemnity

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 […]

FROM THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO GAVE YOU LUST, GREED, AND DEATH.

While surfing the blogosphere today, I came upon Rob Kitchin’s blogspot. Rob is an Irish author who’s in search of pre-1970 crime fiction classics to read. Okay, Rob, here’s my list, in no particular order. 1. The Grifters, Jim Thompson, 1963 2. Double Indemnity, James M Cain, 1936 3. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett, 1929 […]

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 […]