Friday, November 29, 2019

30 Days Has Noirvember: Andrew Nette

Film noir has been so picked over, I am not sure any of the films that are part of it can be described anymore as unknown or underappreciated. But here are my five picks for the least known/appreciated entries in the body of film known as film noir.

Shield for Murder - Howard W. Koch, Edmond O’Brien - O'Brien stars in my favorite bad cop film noir.

Plunder Road - Hubert Cornfield - A great heist goes wrong film, clocking in at 72 minutes.

Crashout - Lewis R. Foster - A prison break film noir with a difference

House by the River - Fritz Lang - A terrifically twisted film about a crime writer who goe very bad

The Crooked Way - Robert Florey - I love amnesia in film noir

Andrew Nette is a fucking doctor you plebs. He is a fancy man who lives in Melbourne and writes crime fiction as well as scholarly shit about pulp culture. His latest non-fiction book, Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980, is available to pre-order now. You won't be sorry if you follow him on Twitter @PulpCurry.

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