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Thu
Aug 18 2011 6:17pm

Favorite Noir Actors

Favorite Noir Actors

There are obvious choices for my favorite film noir actors: trenchcoat-draped Robert “Baby, I just don’t care!” Mitchum and Humphrey Bogart can do no wrong. Their line delivery alone makes them noir icons.They could make reading a shopping list sound like noir.

But everyone knows Mitchum and Bogie. Here’s a few of my favorite actors/actresses of a smaller marquee profile that you might consider when stepping into the dark, back alleys of film noir.

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Tue
Aug 16 2011 5:58pm

Five Classic Science Fiction Films Steeped in Noir

When Tor.com asked me to write something for their Noir Week, I jumped at the chance. Being a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and noir, this is the ultimate mashup for me.

Noir has lots of connections with sci-fi and fantasy, but lets get something out of the way: Batman is not film noir. I get that the early Batman and Dick Tracy comics drew heavily on Hollywood. The clothing styles, stories and art-deco look were very much inspired by early crime movies. Dick Tracy was modeled after square-jawed actor Jack Holt. The Joker was Conrad Veidt in the Man Who Laughs. However, when Batman movies are made today they take inspiration from the old great looking comics — not from noir. There is nothing I see in The Dark Knight that I would consider truly noir. The same with Sin City and all the comic movies in between — except for the fact that they’re almost black and white at times and they wear hats.

[Where SF really meets noir]