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A Stroll Among Shadows: A fan’s thumb nail guide to film noir, pt 2

A couple of months ago, I gave a detailed and involved description of film noir, discussing its history and the key points that make a noir story.  Here I just want to name a few of what I think are the key films for this era that not only embody key characteristics of the genre but also turned out to be great entries in American film making. Continue reading

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Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune

Jodorowsky's Dune.OneSheet

Take a moment to think about the most influential science fiction movie.  Chances are that most people have several of the same movies on their lists: Star Wars, Blade Runner, Alien, Avatar, Terminator, just to name a few. However, there is a movie that is potentially more influential than any of the ones I’ve listed, and yet that movie was never made.  Such is the tale told by Jodorowsky’s Dune, a recent documentary that chronicles the failed attempt by director Alejandro Jodorowsky to make a film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune. Continue reading

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