NOIR CITY E-Mag Summer 2016

NOIR CITY E-Mag Summer 2016 Table of Contents

In this issue of NOIR CITY, we're inaugurating a new and exciting chapter in our history—the bestowal of our first annual Modern Master Award, given to an artist whose work has displayed an appreciation for the thematic and artistic traditions of classic noir, as well as an eagerness to extend those traditions in fresh and unexpected directions. As our first recipient, we've chosen British director Stephen Frears, 75-years young and as vitally productive as ever. Vince Keenan artfully weaves an illuminating interview with the director through his insightful examination of Frears' noir credentials. The current issue also features writing from stellar contributors Monica Nolan, Imogen Sara Smith, Jake Hinkson and more. VIEW THE ISSUE'S TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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NOIR CITY Annual #8

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Articles from the previous issue

Our samples below are designed to drop you into a seething cauldron of pulp fury ... enjoy!

Down There: Arturo Ripstein's Bleak Street


Kelly Vance explores Bleak Street, a tale of two prostitutes and the two diminutive luchadores they want to fleece, and its place in the cinematic world of Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein. READ.

Prime Cuts: Tequilla Sunrise

Vince Keenan explains why Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise (1988) is his favorite neo-noir. He argues that while it is "no neglected masterpiece," it didn't deserve the critical disdain of the time. READ.

Tarnished Angels 0

Imogen Sara Smith delves into the films noir of Douglas Sirk, usually remembered now for his Technicolor melodramas. His work in both genres reflect "the lies and loss embedded in the American dream of self-transformation." READ.

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