NOIR CITY Magazine No. 39

Under the editorial stewardship of Imogen Sara Smith, this edition features a brilliant balance of classic and more recent noir movies. Several new voices joAdamin our usual mix of erudite essayists; specifically, Peter Tonguette with his article The Crime Dramas of Bob Rafaelson, Nayman offers My Favorite Neo-Noir Deep Cover, a Noir or Not by Anees Aref evaluates Scorsese’s Shutter Island, and Matthew Sorrento reviews Woody Haut’s book of film noir poems. Stalwart contributor Rachel Walther introduces readers to director Nick Gomez and his Eastern Seaboard Trilogy, while Steve Kronenberg profiles the actress Jean Hagen (1923 – 1977). Managing editor Danilo Castro chronicles hit men in film noir beginning with 1942’s This Gun for Hire through 2023’s The Killer. And don’t forget our issue-closing crossword tailored to this issue by puzzle-maker Richard Taus.

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NOIR CITY Annual #15

2023's NOIR CITY Annual 15, the best of the best from the Film Noir Foundation's 2022 NOIR CITY Magazines, is here—essays, profiles, interviews, and appreciations of classic and modern noir films from today's top writers. This year's contributors are Imogen Sara Smith, Jake Hinkson, Ray Banks, Nora Fiore, Brent Calderwood, Lynsey Ford, Bob Sassone,Vince Keenan, Sharon Knolle, Farran Smith Nehme, Steve Kronenberg, Jim Thomsen, John Wranovics, Chris D., Sam Moore, Brian Light, Danilo Castro, Rachel Walther, and Eddie Muller. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg. And, as with any purchase from the FNF, when you buy the NOIR CITY Annual 15, you'll be helping fund the non-profit foundation's film restoration efforts. BUY NOW ON AMAZON

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NOIR CITY Magazine Excerpts

FROM NOIR CITY MAGAZINE NO. 30

Stars Are Ageless: Women in Film Noir

STARS ARE AGELESS: OLDER WOMEN IN FILM NOIR

Christa Faust pays tribute to her top ten portrayals of "women of a certain age" in film noir plus her honorable mentions and a prime selection from the neo-noir genre. READ

The Stained Shield - Corrupt Cops of Noir

THE STAINED SHIELD: CORRUPT COPS OF NOIR

Sharon Knolle explores the noir genre's dirties cops from the classic era through the turbulent seventies and into the modern era. READ

Book vs. Film: The Brick Foxhole vs Crossfire

BOOK VS. FILM

In this issue's edition installment, Ben Terrall dives into Richard Brook's novel The Brick Foxhole, the controversy around it, and its big screen adaption, Crossfire and the elements left out of it. READ

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