Truth and Movies

Film Noir

How The Asphalt Jungle changed the face of American noir

By Adam Scovell

John Huston’s heist classic, starring Sterling Hayden and Marilyn Monroe, emphasised the grittiness of the postwar era.

Why I love Barbara Stanwyck’s performance in Double Indemnity

By Adam Scovell

The silver screen icon subverted her heroine image to deliver one of Hollywood’s most memorable villains.

Revisiting Elevator to the Gallows and its iconic Miles Davis soundtrack

By Ned Carter Miles

Louis Malle’s debut feature is a thrilling precursor to the French New Wave.

Why Jacques Tourneur is a filmmaker for our troubled modern times

By Justine Smith

The French master’s work mirrors today’s climate of social anxiety, as revealed in a recent retrospective.

Remembering Robert Mitchum – The enduring soul of film noir

By Pamela Hutchinson

We tip our trilby to the legendary performer who epitomised Hollywood’s most iconic era.

The film noir villain who became a role model for real-life gangsters

By David Hayles

In 1947’s Kiss of Death, Richard Widmark plays a murderous Joker-styled sociopath.

How Graham Greene became one of cinema’s greatest writers

By Tom Graham

Twenty five years on from his death, the novelist famed for his film noir screenplays remains a key influence.

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