Since its inception, the goal of NOIR CITY Magazine has been to present insightful and entertaining articles focused not only on mid-20th-century film noir but on the cinematic forerunners that presaged the movement, and on how the films of the forties and fifties influenced neo-noir and more contemporary variations of noir stories and style. We've hit the bullseye with the issue now deliverable to your inbox.
Editor-in-chief Imogen Sara Smith has done a brilliant job assembling this "True Crime" issue, in which every film discussed, from the silent era to today, is based on real-life incidents. Given the preponderance of true crime saturating our movies, television, books, and podcasts, the issue is certainly timely. And how about this: Rachel Walther's article "Born to Lose" — comparing the actual bank robbery that inspired Dog Day Afternoon with the movie version — has already been acquired by a publisher for a book-length treatment. NOIR CITY Magazine #38, from first page to last, is packed with surprises. And speaking of that last page … we're introducing a new feature: an issue-closing crossword tailored to each issue by puzzle-maker Richard Taus.
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FROM NOIR CITY MAGAZINE NO. 30
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
Sharon Knolle explores the noir genre's dirties cops from the classic era through the turbulent seventies and into the modern era. READ
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