Tag Archives: The Grifters

FILM NOIR, MY TOP 10, POST-1970 (2014 edition)

Here we go again. Everyone line up as we get ready to board the 2014 train for another trip down my own personal memory lane of favorite films noir from 1970 to the present. As I’m sure you all know, I’ve done a list of pre-1970 noirs which included such classics as Out Of The Past, […]

FILM NOIR–MY TOP 10 (POST-1970)

Okay, film noir lovers. Thanks to a groundswell of demand from all of you out there, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite films noir since 1970. As I’m sure you all know, I’ve done a list of pre-1970 noirs which included such classics as Out Of The Past, Night And The City, and Raw […]

YES, IT ALL STARTED WITH THREE LITTLE WORDS

Over at The Kill Zone today, James Scott Bell blogged about his influences in his writing, and he reeled off an impressive list of authors and how each one affected him. While commenting on his piece, it occurred to me to think about that subject and who my influences were. As I wrote in Jim’s […]

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 […]