Sound On Sight Radio #92 – Film Noir

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Aside from pornography and mid-nineties cyperpunk, film noir is likely the most instantly recognizable cinematic genre. Its dramatic, high-contrast lighting, black and white cinematography, and Expressionist-influenced camera-work defined the look of the gritty, sexually charged crime films of the 1940s and 50s. And while movies like The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, and Touch of Evil are cornerstones of the genre, the style spawned a wide variety of pulp classics from around the world. Today, Sound on Sight takes a look at three films from one of Kino International’s excellent Film Noir DVD box sets; Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker, Alberto Cavalcanti’s They Made Me A Fugitive, and Anthony Mann’s Strange Impersonation.

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