News/Blog: Monthly Archives: November 2017

'Frame by Frame: Dark City'

Noirvember continues with Dark City (1950). The closeups, obscuring shadows, and canted angles ramp up the intensity and panic of this struggle in Dark City, which features Charlton Heston in his first Hollywood film. Dark City (1950) Directed by William Dieterle Starring Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger, Don DeFore, JackWebb, Ed Begley, Harry Morgan. Available … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Dark City

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November 29, 2017

'With All Due Credit: The Big Combo'

Noirvember continues with The Big Combo (1955). The bright lights of the big city… Do they stand for liveliness, glamor, and opportunity? Or urban anonymity and a seedy underbelly?  This essential conflict of noir is suggested by the opening credits in The Big Combo. You can take home The Big Combo on DVD and Blu-ray. With All Due … Continue reading With All Due Credit: The Big Combo

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November 21, 2017

'Pause It: Force of Evil'

Noirvember continues with Force of Evil (1948). PAUSE IT: What do you see? Four successive shots from Abraham Polonsky’s poetic film noir classic Force of Evil. To quote just one line in this highly quotable film: “A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn’t have said.” Pictured mob lawyer Joe Morse … Continue reading Pause It: Force of Evil

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November 20, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Captain Carey, U.S.A.'

    Noirvember continues with Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). A wartime betrayal sets in motion the events of this angsty Alan Ladd postwar Italian-set noir. In this scene, the theme of betrayal rears its head as a man is quite literally stabbed in the back. You can take home Captain Carey, U.S.A. on DVD and Blu-ray. Frame by … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Captain Carey, U.S.A.

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November 17, 2017

'Pause It: Secret Beyond the Door'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A woman (Joan Bennett) moves through an open door in director Fritz Lang’s Secret Beyond the Door. Yet, as is the case in noir, one must never mistake a doorway for an exit — for, in noir there is no escape. Mournful, stark, and wicked, this is the essence … Continue reading Pause It: Secret Beyond the Door

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November 14, 2017

'Veterans Day'

  To all our men and women who have served in the military, thank you for your service and sacrifice. In honor of Veterans Day, we wanted to share the history of some actors who served in the military themselves, spanning many branches, conflicts, and roles.   Chuck Norris It was actually while he was … Continue reading Veterans Day

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November 10, 2017

'With All Due Credit: Secret Beyond the Door'

Noirvember continues with Secret Beyond the Door (1947). Fritz Lang builds upon his roots in German expressionism with this surrealist image of a floating door in the title sequence for Secret Beyond the Door. You can take home Secret Beyond the Door on DVD and Blu-ray. With All Due Credit archive: Cooley High Cheers for Miss Bishop

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'Olive Films Announces December 2017 Olive Signature Titles'

  Two more timeless classics will be joining the Olive Signature hall of fame on December 5th, just in time for the holidays. Experience the enduring magic of Letter from an Unknown Woman and the unforgettable comedy of A New Leaf in our premiere line of limited edition blu-rays. Remember, these Olive Signature titles are limited pressings … Continue reading Olive Films Announces December 2017 Olive Signature Titles

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November 7, 2017


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