Links and other resources to supplement my discussion of the 7 films in the Noir series I’m showing at DEAR in the fall of 2021.

Maltise Falcon (1941)
  • What Makes a film noir? Huge graphic from the British Film Institute that provides a great checklist for assessing a film’s noir level. I’ll likely borrow from this from time to time during the series.
  • Bonhams listing for the TCM-sponsored auction of the Falcon prop in 2013.
Laura (1944)
Out of the Past (1947)
  • Roger Ebert Review of Out of the Past from 2004 in his list of 300+ Great Movies.
  • Roger Ebert review of 200 Cigarettes, which cites Out of the Past as the model for stylish smoking and contains the Ebert quote from the lecture.
  • Great dialog lines culled from the final shooting script.
Lady in the Lake (1947)
Gun Crazy (1950)
  • Outlaw Cinema: How Three Pairs of “Fugitive Lovers” Changed the Course of Movie History – By Eddie Muller from his Film Noir Foundation
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • Restoration Story: How the film was restored to the original ending, including a plausible explanation for the edited ending seen in most of the original prints.
Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Orson Welles’s memo to Universal pleading to restore his film after it was butchered, along with the story of the film’s eventual restoration by Walter Murch in 1992.
  • Web resources and lots of Orson Welles ephemera, including scripts. A good indication of the magnitude of his influence.

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