Tag Archives: Noir

Making the Case for Hardboiled Sleuths in Video Games

Good morning scholars! This morning I came across a fantastic article in Paste Magazine addressing potential connections between the hardboiled detective genre and video games. Admittedly, I’m not much of a digital gamer (the last thing I tried being Atari in 1984…are they still around?) But from what I do know,  long-form narrative games and […]
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Upcoming Event: Noir Slam in DTLA September 2, 2015 (7PM)

Hello scholars! In the LA area? Why not check out the “Noir Slam” event hosted by the Last Book Store in Downtown Los Angeles this coming Wednesday September 2. Presented by the Southern California Mystery Writers of America, the event will feature Christa Faust, Brett Battles, Anonymous-9, Samuel Gailey, Craig Faustus Buck, Maxine Nunes, Stephen […]
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Exhibition: Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 | Skirball Cultural Center

Link: Exhibition Detail: Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 | Skirball Cultural Center. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION You love their movies. Now discover their stories. The exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 explores how the experiences of German-speaking exiles and émigrés who fled Nazi Europe—many of them Jews—influenced the classic […]
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In the News: Finding The Real Marlowe

Story by DANIEL MILLER Illustrations by MORGAN SCHWEITZER Photography by GINA FERAZZI NOVEMBER 1, 2014, LA Times http://graphics.latimes.com/finding-marlowe/?=hpt It was hot and I was late for lunch. I was feeling mean, like I’d been left out in the sun too long. We were meeting at a joint on La Brea, the kind of place where […]
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In the News: James Ellroy and David Fincher to make Noir Drama

The series will be based on the life of a celebrated Hollywood private eye Director David Fincher (Gone Girl, Se7en, Fight Club) has signed up for an HBO noir drama series together with L.A. Confidential writer James Ellroy. Shakedown is set in the seedy underworld of 1950s Los Angeles and is inspired by the life […]
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In the News: James Ellroy Black Dahlia Podcast

In the News: San Francisco Noir and Dashiell Hammett

by DAN SALTZSTEIN, June 27, 2014 San Francisco is well known for its transformations, the most recent one fueled by tech money that has seemingly scrubbed much of the city clean. Evidence of it tends to be easy to mock: the $4 artisanal toast, the shuttle buses carrying workers from the city interior to Silicon […]
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