Don't know what it is, but a lot of items "noir" came across our desktop this past week. Always a fan of Film Noir, ecspecially in its postmodern 'neo-noir' reincarnations (LA Confidential, Chinatown, etc.). First came this blurb about the film "Nocturne" on the excellent Noir of The Week (NOTW) blog.
Later on (and probably thru some tangental googling), I stumbled on the Zimbio site, with its section devoted to Film Noir, and an interview with the same Ian Hill who did the Nocturne review above. Best soundbit of the interview seems to be Mr. Hill answering the question: "So, what is film noir?" Answer: "The best answer yet seems to be much like the Supreme Court Justice's on pornography: 'I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it'”
Finally today, in the Podcast I receive from Brooks Jensen of LensWork magazine, there was a discussion on lighting and a recommendation for the film "The Big Combo" and how that can help anyone seriously interested in b/w photography! Also, the NOTW review is here.
All good suggestions for a Nocturnes weekend "noir fest!"
(from The Nocturnes NightNews feed)