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Noir City Blues

I’ve been avoiding making a public announcement about this, because I was hoping that some kind of miracle would happen and I would find a way to write 25K a day and finish my last Fringe novel ahead of schedule. Alas, that isn’t going to happen.

So, I’m sorry to say, I will not be blogging the Los Angeles Film Noir Festival this year. For the first time in I don’t even know how many years, I will be unable to attend every single night of Noir City. I will still be there for opening and closing nights, and will try to catch one or two other shows if possible, depending on how well the daily word count goes, but it’s just not the same.

I can’t tell you how heartbroken I am over this. This is my annual celluloid vacation, an event I look forward to all year. I also love being able to share the experience with my readers and provide running ringside commentary on rare films that you may never have heard about otherwise.

So weigh in, Noir Hounds. If you could only see one or two of these shows, which ones would you choose?



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Apr. 2nd, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming you've seen Road House, so then make sure you see Hell Drivers/Try and Get Me. They both punched me hard in the face when Noir City came to Seattle.
Apr. 2nd, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
One of the absolute-for-Pete's-sake-don't-misses, TRY AND GET ME!, is Opening Night. NATIVE SON is an astonishing find, and INFERNO blows the doors off. And I don't know why Eddie insists that SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR is ridiculous - it's a beautiful film.
Apr. 8th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
I always looked forward to reading your reports. Have you thought about compiling your Noir City reviews, maybe selling them, or at least making them available in ons place?

It's nice to read commentary that's seasoned with spice and vinegar.

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