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The Best of Film Noir (1999)

Uses over 30 film clips and interviews about the tough guys and the femme fatales to illustrate the aspects of the film noir genre. Jeffrey Wells discusses _Big Sleep, The (1946)_, Touch of... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Lauren Bacall ... Herself (archive footage)
James Bacon James Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Jane Greer ... Herself
Charlton Heston ... Himself (archive footage)
John Houseman ... Himself (archive footage)
Janet Leigh ... Herself (archive footage)
Virginia Mayo ... Herself
Kim Novak ... Herself
Greg O'Neill Greg O'Neill ... Narrator
Rod Steiger ... Himself (archive footage)
Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
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Uses over 30 film clips and interviews about the tough guys and the femme fatales to illustrate the aspects of the film noir genre. Jeffrey Wells discusses _Big Sleep, The (1946)_, Touch of Evil (1958), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), D.O.A. (1949), Out of the Past (1947), _Against All Odds_, Laura (1944), and Kiss of Death (1947). Film noir is Hollywood's truly original vision of the shadowy, smoky underworld populated by beautiful dames and the regular Joes who fell for them. In films from the early 1940s to the present day, they entertain us with intrigue, conflict, and lust. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com

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The narrator states the first film noir was a story by Raymond Chandler, The Maltese Falcon this is not the case the book was written by Dashiel Hammett. See more »

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Worth Renting For a Couple of Bucks
9 October 2002 | by echurchSee all my reviews

This overview of film noir is somewhat comical, it's so poorly done.Whoever put together this dvd was apparently a novice in dvd technology. You can see

though that this was a labor of love, and in that regard, it's worth watching. I would advise skipping the main feature and going straight to the special

features. I thought the commentary section with Jeffrey Myers was quite good.


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