A few weeks ago we asked film bloggers around the globe to consider participating in our Film Noir Blogathon, an excuse to discuss the genre just as we re-release 1946’s Gilda to selected UK cinemas.
We had a great response on Twitter to the idea, with dozens of tweets about our followers’ favourite film noirs, and we even listed another five must-see noirs that should be watched by anyone with an interest in the murkier side of old Hollywood.
We’ve had some fantastic posts written as part of the Blogathon and expect more as the day and weekend goes on – feel free to let us know in the comments below if we missed anyone out.
Here are the first few to come our way:
- Permanent Plastic Helmet wrote two excellent posts: the first is on Smoking Femme Fatales
- Permanent Plastic Helmet’s second post is the snappily titled “I even lost my cat”: How Robert Altman created ‘Shamble-noir’ in The Long Goodbye
- Cinemart went into some fascinating detail in their analysis of 1945’s Detour
- Over at The Oncoming Hope, they wrote a fascinating post on their issues with Laura entitled Laura, or, Mad Men is so anachronistic
- We also loved their review of Gilda from earlier in the year, Gilda, or fifty ways to torment your lover
- Film blog Shadows in Satin got in touch to tell us about their Blogathon entry, Obscure Noir: New York Confidential (1955) looking at a little-seen film noir starring Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte and Anne Bancroft
- The ever-classy Kitty Packard Pictorial, based in Los Angeles, looked at a Los Angeles-set classic in Notes on a Noir – In a Lonely Place; we like to think it was written somewhere just off screen in the very watering hole where we’re first introduced to Bogart’s Dix…
Let us know if we’ve missed yours, we’ll add to the list above as and when they come in.