Film Noir Resources

Noir Resources

Film Noir Foundation Video Archives

VIDEO ARCHIVES The Film Noir Foundation has an ever expanding catalog of noir-related video, ranging from exclusive interviews, to NOIR CITY guest appearances, to short films inspired by film noir. View our latest offerings.

The Unusual Suspects

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The one and only Bob Dylan speaks in this audio clip about noir and one of noir's darkest literary inspirations, Cornell Wolrich. (2.5mins, mp3 format) »PLAY.

 

The Unusual Suspects

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Listen to a fabulous BBC Radio program exploring a little-known facet of noir icon Robert Mitchum — his poetry. This 30-minute program features an amazing array of interviews, including producer Stanley Rubin and FNF president Eddie Muller, as well as some astounding archival recordings of Mitchum himself. »PLAY. (RealAudio)

Farley Granger interviewed by Eddie Muller AUDIO STREAM

On stage with Eddie Muller at the opening night of the January 2006 NOIR CITY, following a sold-out showing of Strangers on a Train, Farley Granger talks about working with Hitchcock in this excerpt from the interview. (RealAudio)
»PLAY "IT'S ONLY A MOVIE."

The Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects

Can you help the Film Noir Foundation track down 35mm prints or elements from this "Most Wanted" list of missing noir films?

What is Noir?

The vivid co-mingling of lost innocence, doomed romanticism, hard-edged What is Noir? cynicism, desperate desire, and shadowy sexuality unleashed in those immediate post-war years proved hugely influential, both among industry peers in the original era, and to future generations of storytellers, both literary and cinematic” »READ

FNF Beginnings

Alan Rode, senior staff writer for Filmmonthly sat down with Alan Rode interviews Eddie MullerFilm NoirFoundation president Eddie Muller in late 2005 to discuss the mission and progress of the newly-formed non-profit corporation. The “Czar of Noir” was clearly in an ebullient mood over the success of his two 2005 noir film festivals and recent events concerning the Film Noir Foundation. »READ

Mailbox

FNF Mailbox

The Foundation posts the most interesting correspondence it receives from around the world, with an emphasis on how noir films have shaped and affected the lives of viewers. Go here to view selections from the Mailbox as well as submit your own message.

New Noir Podcast Debuts

NoirTalk podcast NOIR TALK is a podcast devoted to discussing the Film Noir Foundation, produced and hosted by Haggai Elitzur, a longtime supporter of the Foundation and NOIR CITY. In October 2017, the FNF co-presented a screening and panel discussion of the 1944 classic Gaslight at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NOIR TALK producer and host Haggai Elitzur talked with the event's organizer, Aha! Moment Founder Tali Elitzur (a.k.a. the NOIR TALK host's better half), about the origins of her idea for the event, as well as how therapists define and deal with the pattern of emotional abuse known as "gaslighting". Film writer and historian Imogen Sara Smith, who introduced the screening and participated in the panel discussion, joins the pair to talk about the 1944 movie and its portrayal of an abuse victim's experience, how Gaslight fits in as a film noir, and how the 1940 British movie version compares with the Hollywood version.

Author and domestic violence survivor Paula Lucas, the Founder of Pathways to Safety International, then recounts her own experience with gaslighting and describes how accurately the patterns of abuse are portrayed in the movie. We wrap up with how some of the recent high-profile stories of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement can impact the fight against abuse going forward

You can listen either on SoundCloud or on iTunes. NOIR TALK's podcasts are also available via RSS feed.

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