Tag Archives: Noir

Blade Runner

This video-essay on Blade Runner examines how Ridley Scott visualizes the film’s numerous and seemingly disparate themes of urbanity, ecology, identity and mortality.

39. Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Blvd. tasted like very black coffee when it was released in 1950 and if anything, Billy Wilder’s classic tale has only darkened over the years.

31. Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity boasts some pedigree; Billy Wilder directing a script he co-wrote with Raymond Chandler that they adapted from a book by James M. Cain.

14. It’s a Wonderful Life

Based on a short story no one would publish, It’s a Wonderful Life is a seasonal favourite with a surprisingly dark tone.

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