Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Lumet Noir



                                                         The Verdict

The Hill


                                                     Dog Day Afternoon



                                                      Deadly Affair


The Morning After






Fail Safe

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead


Sidney Lumet

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Beauty of Retro Noir






                                Last post showed Godfather II looking paticularly good in De Niro's retro areas of the movie. Everyone's familiar with Chinatown's retro visual appeal but both these movies are at least equalled by Bertolucci's The Conformist.















Saturday, 9 April 2011

Corleone Noir

                                    Is Godfather Part II one of the great modern noirs set against the background of Organised crime or just a great gangster movie.