WWII

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…




Xenos (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

The though thriller is a particularly heightened form of hero-centred fiction, but with a non-traditional outcome engendered by the problematisation of the hero figure. In place of the conventional affirmation of heroic masculinity, the 1940s…





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…



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…



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