NOIR CITY E-Mag No. 28

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This issue's cover story by Imogen Sara Smith gives an incisive look at the life and films of writer-director José Giovanni and will be an eye-opener for many readers, even if they are familiar with some of the films based on his scripts, such as Le Trou (1960, Jacques Backer), Classe tous risques (1960, Claude Sautet), and Le deuxième souffle (1966, Jean-Pierre Melville). If noir exists in a turbulent terrain of moral ambiguity, Giovanni's story might be the ultimate real-life example: a death-row inmate, convicted of murder, reprieved by Fate, redeemed by Art—or was he?

Also, in this issue, John Wranovics interviews actor-writer-director Edward Norton about his new film Motherless Brooklyn, and Jake Hinkson gives an insightful comparison of that film's source novel to Norton's finished film. We also have essays by two new contributors, Farran Smith Nehme and Nora Fiore, exceptional cinephiles known in the Twitter-sphere as, respectively, "The Self-Styled Siren" and "The Nitrate Diva."

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NOIR CITY E-mag Excerpts

FROM NOIR CITY E-MAG NO. 27

Hungover

HUNGOVER
Jake Hinkson dives into the essential and dangerous nature of booze and blackouts in film noir, epitomized by the cinematic adaptation of Cornel Woolrich's Black Angel. READ

The Grim Entertainment of Graham Greene

THE GRIM "ENTERTAINMENTS" OF GRAHAM GREENE
Sharon Knolle explores the four film noirs based on Graham's works and how they differ from their source material: This Gun for Hire, Ministry of Fear, Brighton Rock, and The Third Man. READ

Noir or Not: The Lost Weekend

NOIR…OR NOT?

Vince Keenan takes on the oft-debated question is Billy Wilder's adaptation of Charles Jackson's largely autobiographical novel The Lost Weekend truly a film noir? READ

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