Vic’s Top 10: Noir Films

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Film Noir
ˌfilm ˈnwär/
noun
  1. 1.
    a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder.

Who doesn’t enjoy a film noir every once I a while? I know I do. Very much. But it was not always so. I did not come to really appreciate the methodology, relevance and unique attributes that permeate this amazing and shadowy genre until the late 1980’s.

That was when I started to seek out and purchase classic black and white thrillers on VHS then graduated, eventually, to Laser-discs when I purchased “The Maltese Falcon” from director John Huston. After watching that film my interest and respect for noir was…

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Some shots of the making of 2001: a A Space Odyssey

One of my all-time favorite films is Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is one of the most technically visual films ever. It has been on my mind for the last couple of days and I’ve searched the web and found photos from the film’s production. These shots are just as visually amazing as the movie itself. I hope you all enjoy.

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From Parlor Of Horror: Top 5 Horror and Sci Fi Sequels that Rock!

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Top 5 Horror and Sci-fi Sequels that Rock!

By Mike

from Parlor of Horror

Most sequels don’t come anywhere near the spirit, quality and greatness of the films for which they owe their namesake. It’s just the nature of the beast – we’ve already seen what’s behind the curtain. The wizard is exposed and the magic is fading. It’s not easy to get the cat back in the bag, but every once in a while, lightning strikes twice. (If I use one more cliché, I’ll hold the record for the most in one paragraph.)

On to the movies:

5) Poltergeist II (1986)

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It’s hard to believe there would be anymore to the story. Instead of rehashing the theme of a home being built on consecrated ground, we have a false prophet that let his followers die at his hand, rather than question their faith in him. Kane…

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On The Set – Director George A. Romero

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Selected Filmography:

Night of the Living Dead

Creepshow

The Crazies

Knightriders

Monkey Shines

Dawn of the Dead

Day of the Dead

The Dark Half

Bruiser

Land of the Dead

Diary of the Dead

Survival of the Dead

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Behind the Scenes of “Land of the Dead”

Behind the Scenes of “Creepshow

Behind the Scenes of “Dawn of the Dead”

Behind the Scenes of “Day of the Dead”

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