Category Archives: Noir Fiction/Film Noir

Review: Miami Purity

Vicki Hendricks is on a short list–women who write noir fiction. Miami Purity is her first book and she does a fine job carrying on in the tradition of great crime writers like James Ellroy and James M. Cain. Her … Continue reading

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Review: Drive

Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive is one of those buzzy movies with wildly mixed reviews.  The enamored toss around favorable comparisons to Pulp Fiction and Taxi Driver while others use words like ‘laughable’ and ‘over-the-top.’ Movies like that are at least … Continue reading

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Film Noir; Some Greats

Smoking was cool. Lighting was dark. And the souls of the denizens of film noir were even darker. Born out of post-war angst and moral uncertainty, the “noir” movement in literature and film produced some classic movies. And the sultry, … Continue reading

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Noir Fiction by Ray Dean Parker

I like to imagine some lonely guy back in the late-1940s or so, on his own in a small town or in a big city, living in a hotel by the railroad tracks or a roominghouse or a cheap apartment, … Continue reading

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