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Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir Summary × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF E Muller who led readers on a guided tour of the seamier side of motion pictures in Grindhouse The Forbidden World of 'Adults Only' Cinema now takes us on a spellbinding trip through treacherous terrain Hollywood in the post Wor. Without warning Eddie Muller spilled the beans about everything that happens in While the City Sleeps 1956 I wanted to splash scalding coffee in his face plug his liver full of lead with my45 and then tie him to a wheelchair and giggle as I push it down a long flight of stairs Maybe I ve been watching too many films noir That might have been an overreaction But I knew I had to spread the word that this Muller character doesn t know when to keep his trap shut His Dark City The Lost World of Film Noir is a terrific contemplation of the best of that kind of movie It also offers information about the real lives of some of the actors for whom life unfortunately imitated their art But Muller doesn t know when to uit By the time he suealed about Force of Evil 1948 I had no one to blame but myself I d read too much and learned than I wanted to I haven t seen Scandal Sheet 1952 yet but I know the identity of that movie s Lonelyhearts Murderer I know what happens when Joan Crawford feels Sudden Fear 1952 and what leads to Union Station 1950 I know than is good for me And I know that if I ever re read Dark City it s good enough that I might I should skip at least the next three or four paragraphs every time Muller starts to describe a movie s plot Muller is not impressed with much of the analysis that s been published about film noir Conventional wisdom has branded these films bleak depressing and nihilistic in fact they re just the opposite To me film noirs were the only movies that offered bracing respite from sugarcoated dogma Hollywood style They weren t trying to lull you or sell you or reassure you they insisted that you wake up to the reality of a corrupt world uit kidding yourself Stand up open your eyes and be ready for anything Prayers go unheard in these parts To correct the record he takes us through Dark City after warning us to stay calm act natural and keep the windows rolled up Dark City was built on fateful coincidence double dealing and last chances Anything can happen and it will Muller discusses the major films noir and many of the minor ones as well including Private Hell 36 1954 which he calls one of the best dirty cop noirs He takes detours to give short biographies of some of film noir s major players such people as Ida Lupino who started her career as a sweet faced ingenue who dispensed straight talk with a tart tongue Lupino went on to produce and direct several acclaimed movies and was the only woman to direct a film noir The Hitch Hiker in 1953 Gloria Grahame inspired the advertising tagline You re destined to make wise men foolish She won an Academy Award but could not make the transition from B pictures to the A list She ended up having a scandalous sexual relationship with her 13 year old stepson whom she married briefly when he was in his 20s Muller points out other tragic intersections of real life and film noir make believe as when 20th Century Fox pulled Fourteen Hours 1951 from theatres and changed the ending when a studio executive s daughter killed herself in a way that was too close to the movie s original finale Muller guides his tour with polished patter He calls Jimmy Stewart s glimpse into a world without him in It s a Wonderful Life 1946 an angel dust inspired nightmare Of Orson Welles Touch of Evil 1958 he writes that watching it is like drinking vintage wine not long before it turns to vinegar The headiness the pungency and the uniueness are there but so is a ueasy aftertaste The filmmaking is intoxicating at times magnificent but as the coda of Orson Welles s Hollywood career it leaves a painful hangover Yep Muller talks a good game But one of these days that mouth of his is gonna get him into trouble The Honeymoon Prize (Tender Romance) on a guided tour Jessica Blandy #1 of the seamier side Granizo of motion pictures in Grindhouse The Forbidden World Grammar Town Student Manual of 'Adults Only' Cinema now takes us Tumblr Sister on a spellbinding trip through treacherous terrain Hollywood in the post Wor. 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Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir Summary × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ld War II years when art politics scandal style and brilliant craftsmanship produced a new approach to moviemaking and a new type of cultural mythology  Dark City is a 1999 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Critical Biographical Wor. Eddie Muller has written a nitty gritty guide to the classic of the film noirs that Hollywood made He uses Hitch s PSYCHO as the cut off point I liked reading the background to each film including the biographies of the performers and directors Many noirs are out on DVD release Netflix offers some Muller tells you which ones are worth a look So if you re searching for something different to watch in films DARK CITY might give you some ideas

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Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir Summary × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Welcome to Dark City urban landscape of the imagination A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver screen avatars to whom they gave life Eddi. Dark City is noir czar Eddie Muller s entertaining and informative exploration of film noir Since film noir is essentially an urban phenomenon Muller looks at film noir as if it were a city and focuses chapters on different noir themes or aspects relating them to the different sections of Dark City In Knockover Suare you ll find a lively discussion of heist films Sinister Heights is where the corrupt and wealthy reside and if you re lucky enough to escape Vixenville alive you ll probably find yourself on Losers Lane or Thieves Highway Muller writes in a very entertaining flowery style channeled through the lingo and tone of the films themselves His discussions of the movies branch out into discussions of authors directors and especially actors associated with film noir finding a remarkable number of lives that mirror the sordid tales these films tell Dark City is of course Hollywood itself as these many sidebars amazingly illustrate I agree with most of his thoughts disagree with a few and was inspired by several ideas he has For instance he makes a strong case for why the melodramatic unnatural acting and visual style is preferable in these films to their realistic neo noir counterparts Vivid dynamic imagery and vivid dynamic acting stick in the mind long after the extraneous details of naturalism have evaporated Muller writes Modern film noir plays like real life Classic film noir plays like fevered memory And on the topic of PI s like Spade and Marlowe Muller makes a most intriguing suggestion as for their inclusion as noir heroes Writing on Out of the Past he notes Daniel Mainwaring writing as Geoffrey Homes constructed an involuted tale that owned up to what most films in the genre only hinted at these stories are about the protagonist s uest for solutions to his own problems not the client s Some select comments that provide a nice sample of Muller s writing style For years critics have troweled endless symbolism onto Kiss Me Deadly finding hidden meaning in character names checkerboard floor tiles veiled allusions to Greek myths even in Nick the mechanic s Va Va Voom tagline That s a lot of extra baggage for Hammer to stuff into the boot of his tiny roadster No such acclaim attached itself to Aldrich s Attack a better film made the following year and a darker vision of the human battlefield But through the magic of critical hindsight this swaggering brass knuckled lark has been hoisted into the pantheon of meaningful movies What it really deserves is a place on any double bill with Dr Strangelove a pair of mordant black comedies about dangerous demagogues in places high and low Although the times dictated fables in which the renegade double X chromosome must be vanuished before the fade out film noir allowed women to savor for themselves the pungent acrid nectar of unleashed power and violence A dame with a rod is like a guy with a knitting needle cracks Jack Fisher Steve Brodie in Out of the Past Of course that s before Fisher gets an extra orifice blown open compliments Kathie Moffet Jane Greer one of Vixenville s empresses There s no greater kick in this town than when a woman finally wraps her delicate fingers around the trigger of a38 Linga and blasts away every bit of genetic encoding and cultural repression in a roaring fusillade of little lead forget me nots Muller s opinion on when classic film noir ended At the Bates Motel in the shower Hitchcock slashed it to pieces

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
  • Eddie Muller
  • English
  • 21 February 2020
  • 9780312180768