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Noirvember – Out of the Darkness…(It’s Over and I Messed Up)

It’s 30 November, the last day of November – and Noirvember – and it’s safe to say that I messed up. I overestimated this self-imposed task to post something everyday and follow Noirvember to the letter. I did not anticipate the … Continue reading

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Noirvember – Day 19 (Shadows, Part 3)

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Noirvember – Day 16 (Forever Words)

Johnny Cash’s music is ideal for Noirvember. With his dark, melancholic lyrics conjuring up imagery in the imagination, he was both haunter and haunted; his songs inhabiting our thoughts with a brooding poetry. Yet there is also something about Cash’s voice that gives hope and … Continue reading

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Noirvember – Day 15 (The Big Sleep: Brandy)

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Noirvember – Day 14 (The Big Sleep: Manners)

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Noirvember – Day 13 (The Big Sleep: Fixing)

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Noirvember – Day 12 (Beat the Devil, 1953)

John Huston’s Beat the Devil is not easy to categorise. Part comedy, tongue-in-cheek, and rarely dramatic, Bogart described the film as “a sort of satire on the Maltese Falcon private detective,” while for John Huston it was “more a lark than a satirical story…It … Continue reading

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