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FATHERLAND (Robert Harris) It is twenty years after Nazi Germany's triumphant victory in World War II and the entire country is preparing for the grand celebration of the Führer's seventy-fifth birthday, as well as the imminent peacemaking visit from President Kennedy. During that faithful week, SS detective Xavier March will uncover the most horrible of truths

Thursday Quotables – Fatherland

He pulled out his wallet, took out the photograph. It looked incongruous amid the plushness of the restaurant – a relic from someone’s attic, rubbish from a flea market stall. He gave it to her….


Gang Roundup – July 2017

So, the summer is here. Where are you spending your holidays? I’m here in Isola della Scala… I’ll have to make it do. But I am having my holiday and that’s always nice. I’m trying…


Gang Roundup – June 2017

Hi everyone. So how’s the changing season agreeing with you? Very miserably with me. Here in Italy, we moved from a mild end of winter to a full fledged summer in a matter of a…




Law (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

The law manifests itself in film noir not just as the legally defined framework of the actual law, but also as the law of patriarchy, which defines the cultural environment. In a traditional world (the…



Innuendo (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When the popularity of films became apparent in the 1920s as throngs of viewers milled to the motion picture theatres, moralists already started calling for a set of rule. Movies always addressed what people most…



1940s Film Noir - AMERICA (AtoZ Challenge 2017) - When we talk film noir, we’re talking about a very specific place at a very specific time: The United States in the 1940s. At this time in America, anxiety was rising and Hollywood caught and expressed it, especially through a series of crime thrillers that were later named ‘noir’.

America (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When we talk film noir, we’re talking about a very specific place at a very specific time: The United States in the 1940s. At this time in America, anxiety was rising and Hollywood caught and…



Gang Roundup - March 2017 - A collection of posts about the 1920s, dieselpunk and a sprinkle of film noir

Gang Roundup – March 2017

Welcome to another gang roundup! Because of my two weeks without the laptop, I feard this roundup was going to be quite thin. Instead it turned out quite nice, don’t you think? Dieselpunk Lexicon Part…


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