Tag Archives: Film noir

Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom in Zulu by Jerome Salle to close the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on 26th May with a screening of the thriller Zulu, shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey. The action takes place in Cape Town, in a South Africa[...]

Lauren Bacall upset over Truman Capote oral sex comment

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: I’m working my way through the giant Hollywood Issue of ‘Vanity Fair’ which is always a real feast. One of the articles I read over the weekend was a lengthy profile of Lauren Bacall, the 86-year-old screen legend (‘To Have and Have Not,’ ‘The Big Sleep,’[...]

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Tourist’ style inspired by Hitchcock

HollywoodNews.com: In Angelina Jolie’s latest film, ‘The Tourist,’ her character is meant to evoke film noir glamour and it does exactly that. Her character’s style was reportedly inspired by Hitchcock films and the minimal elegance of the women’s clothing in them, states People. But of course, the costume designer, Colleen[...]

EXCLUSIVE: Variety editor Steven Gaydos on Monte Hellman, Alfred Hitchcock and the “Road to Nowhere”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Road to Nowhere” already has led Steven Gaydos to some pretty special places. He’s hoping the journey has just begun. Gaydos, who serves as Variety’s executive editor, recently penned a film-noir script that centered around a young director embroiled in a true-crime mystery. He pitched the[...]

James Cagney’s ‘White Heat’ to be part of Academy’s “Oscar Noir” series

HollywoodNews.com: “White Heat” (1949), featuring the return of James Cagney to the gangster genre that made him a star, will be screened as the final feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August 30, at[...]

Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt filming “Looper” in New Orleans

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Even though Rian Johnson has only two pictures under his belt, the director boasts a loyal fan base. That’s because his first two pictures were that good. If forced to choose, I’d prefer Johnson’s modern take on the hardboiled film noir genre, “Brick,” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt[...]

‘Kiss of Death’ screening for “Oscar Noir” series

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is continuing their “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” series with a screening of 1947’s ‘Kiss of Death’ shown at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth. The special guest[...]

‘A Double Life’ joins the Academy’s ‘Oscar Noir’ series

HollywoodNews.com: “A Double Life” (1947), the psychological drama from director George Cukor and writers Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August 16, at[...]

Robert Rossen’s ‘Body and Soul’ joins Academy’s ‘Oscar Noir’ series

HollywoodNews.com: “Body and Soul” (1947), the underworld drama from writer Abraham Polonsky (“Force of Evil”) and director Robert Rossen (“The Hustler”), will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August[...]

Orson Welles’ ‘The Stranger’ to be screened at Oscar Noir series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Stranger” (1946), directed by and starring Orson Welles, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The[...]