All posts tagged "Film Noir"

  • click Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious: How to Create Drama from Internal Conflict and Ironic Suspense

    To stop a Nazi plot, an American agent pimps the woman he loves to a dangerous Nazi. This is the premise of the drama and...

  • How They Did It: Tips on Recreating Period, VFX, and Big Action on a Low Budget From the Director of Gangster Land

    “A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movie that you didn’t intend to be there.” This quote by Spike Lee perfectly...

  • Marsha Hunt at 100: The Actress Recalls the Blacklist, Film Noir and Being Cast in Gone With The Wind

    As Marsha Hunt’s 100th birthday approaches (she hits the century mark October 17), it’s time to celebrate an actress who, while not a household name,...

  • Criterion Crash Course: Moviemaking Lessons from Criterion’s Blood Simple

    Whether you’re a moviemaker, critic or devoted film collector, lovers of cinema can all agree: A Criterion Collection release is a stamp of cultural importance....

  • enter First Draft: Lessons in Plotting Film Noir, From The Big Sleep, The Big Lebowski and The Nice Guys

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. The Nice Guys follows private detective Holland March (Ryan Gosling)...

  • Book Review: Into The Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950 by Mark A. Vieira

    Bursting with glossy stills and archival material, film historian and photographer Mark A. Vieira’s Into The Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950 offers...

  • Film Me, Cheaply; Kill Me, Deadly: How I Made a Low-Budget 1940s-Style Film Noir

    How do you shoot a realistic-looking 1940s-period film noir on a low budget? Back in the fall of 2010, we began production on a black-and-white...

  • Edward Dmytryk, Odd Man Out

    Prior to the days when movies were amalgams of past movies, the clash between genre and auteur, between the classic mythic structures of story and...