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Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)

The genre of Film Noir gets an in-depth examination. Through a multitude of interviews with industry enthusiasts and film clips, every aspect of what makes a Noir is touched upon.

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Gary Leva
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Credited cast:
John Alton ... Himself (archive footage)
Drew Casper Drew Casper ... Himself
Roger Deakins ... Himself
John Debney ... Himself
Edward Dmytryk ... Himself (archive footage)
James Ellroy ... Himself
Glenn Erickson Glenn Erickson ... Himself
William Goldman ... Himself
Jane Greer ... Herself (archive footage)
Haden Guest Haden Guest ... Himself
Patricia King Hanson ... Herself
Brian Helgeland ... Himself
Peter Honess Peter Honess ... Himself
Rick Jewell Rick Jewell ... Himself
Janusz Kaminski ... Himself
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Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a twisted fate. Written by Anonymous

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English

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18 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Swell look at a debatable genre
29 January 2007 | by emilybluntSee all my reviews

Bringing Darkness to Light is one of the most in-depth looks at Film Noir that has been made. The production team dug deep into the vaults for the miles of clip footage. And it is great to see scholars and stars debate what film noir even is. To this day some people refuse to call it a genre. Well, this well-done intelligent documentary lets the art-form speak for itself. The doc is part of B rate films - but still a collection worth the clams if you consider yourself a Noir buff. Besides, the James Ellroy interview is worth all the bucks in-tself. Buy it now and enjoy; Film Noir Vol 3 from Warner Bros. (The Keepers of the Past)


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