Detour Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Detour Update – 4k Restoration and Bluray Way back when I had the idea of presenting reviews and analysis of all the major gold film reels of actual Noir titles featured in the game L.A. Noire. Life has a way of changing plans, so the project never got very far.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Cementing the Sidewalk Crew Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 Film Noir starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. The writers for the film were headed up by Ben Hecht (making his second appearance on our list after 1946’s Hitchock masterpiece Notorious). The wonderfully simmering, desperate musical score was composed

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Body and Soul (1947) – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Body and Soul is a 1947 Film Noir that portrays a boxer struggling to deal with the complications and temptations that come with great success and moreover the money that comes with fame. The film was written by Abraham Polonsky who would later go on to begin a directing career

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Scarlet Street Film Review – L.A. Noire Film Project

Scarlet Street is a 1945 Film Noir from Austrian director Fritz Lang. Lang was a master of the dark genre of German Expressionism which lent itself so well to the Noir genre. The British Film Institute titled him as the Master of Darkness. Lang was best known for the still popular

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Gun Crazy Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Gun Crazy (originally called Deadly is the Female) is a 1950 Film-Noir from director Joseph H. Lewis and writer MacKinlay Kantor who wrote the screenplay based on his original work.  An interesting side-note, Millard Kaufman received a co-credit as screenwriter.  Kaufman was creator of Mr Magoo at the time and

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Notorious (1946) Film Review – L.A. Noire Golden Film Reel Series

Notorious is 65 years old this year (2011) and stands out to many individuals as one of Alfred Hitchock’s finest films. It intertwines multiples genre, the spy/espionage thriller and the film noir, while at the same time being the most overtly romantic of his films. In fact, though actually an

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The Girl Who Played with Fire Review – Millenium Trilogy part II

This is the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the second in the Millennium trilogy. The Millennium trilogy is a series of novels from the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson. It is called a trilogy, though a 4th book is partially completed and outlines for many more

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The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review

I have heard a lot of people talk about The Last Starfighter as a “guilty pleasure”. I definitely won’t call it that. I have very few guilty pleasures in life as I feel no guilt for the things I have liked in my lifetime (well in film and music anyway…).

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Christian Bale – Treasure Island DVD – Soon?

*Update* Treasure Island DVD review here! Update Treasure Island 1990 DVD Pre-orders now available!! Update information on the DVD Release here. A few of you know that I really enjoy the 1990 made for Turner Television movie Treasure Island. It stars a young Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins and Charlton

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