Films

Blood Ties – A very classic short film noir

Apparently, finding information about this short film isn’t all that easy. It was released in 2006 after winning the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actor Prize at the AAU Film Festival of 2003. Produced…

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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…





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…





Transgression (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

Uncertainty is one of the constant characteristics of noir stories. Goals and characters fined themselves in a situation of unbalance, therefore the possibility of transgression – both willing and accidental – becomes very likely. Transgression…


Suspense (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

Suspense is a very different mode of narration than the detective story. Whereas the detective traditionally represents a stabilising element in the narration (he brings stability and truth where the criminal act had brought instability…



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