Marianne

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    Freelance editor and blogger. I've been reading mystery and detective stories since I was a child. I read every Nancy Drew mystery I could get my hands on when I was young. Since taking Richard Edwards's "Summer of Darkness" course in the summer of 2015 and watching noir faithfully ever since, I think I can say that I am no longer new to film noir and neo-noir.

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    Tom Selleck sans 'stache: almost unrecognizable! Great photo.
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    How about all the Michael Shayne mysteries starring Lloyd Nolan? I like Nolan's portrayal, and he seems to be having more and more fun in the role as the movies are made. Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1940) Sleepers West (1941) Dressed to Kill (1941) Blue, White and Perfect (1942) The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942) Just Off Broadway (1942) Time to Kill (1942) I have seen the first five so far.
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    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), based on the book I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! (published in 1932).
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    That's how I got to see Ride the Pink Horse. One of my favorites!
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    That's a great picture of Robert Montgomery. He's one of my favorites. Ride the Pink Horse is a great noir. The book on which it is based, which I haven't read, was written by Dorothy B. Hughes. She also wrote In a Lonely Place, which is one of my favorite noir books. Recommend it wholeheartedly.
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    I agree, and I would include all the Bridget Jones sequels (two of them), too.
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    Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) This one apparently got the worst reviews, but I laughed the most with this one. Even the title is funny -- at least to me. Bridge Jones's Baby (2016) There are rumors about a fourth Bridget Jones film, but none have appeared so far (and I am keeping track!).
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    Not a movie, per se, but an episode of Frontline: The Trial of Ratko Mladic. I think it aired for the first time this past week. I've only seen snippets; it's another tough one to watch.
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    Harrison's Flowers (2001), starring Andie MacDowell and Adrien Brody. Another film that is not easy to watch but it's really good. I saw it in the theater when it was released in the United States.
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    Spoiler Alert Looking for Mr. Goodbar is unusual because the main character dies. It is ugly because of the way she dies: all shown on screen, and all from her perspective, if I recall correctly. Not sure I would recommend it -- it is intense. But I'm also glad that I saw it because I had heard so much about it.
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    Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). I think I saw this on television. Wikipedia says that it's never been released on DVD or Blu-ray. It's very . . . unusual, let's say.
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    Can we include all movie versions of Oliver Twist? I know poor Oliver is really stuck in a poorhouse, but that's shelter by another name, right?
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    Lured is a great film. Lucille Ball gets to show off her dramatic talents, which I think exceed her comedic ones!
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    The Informer (1935). Great film in which Gypo Nolan visits a soup kitchen. Hunger and desperation are important themes in the narrative.
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    Border Incident (1949)

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