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Eddie Muller | Eddie Muller

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Jan.26.2013
The Spirit of the Beehive Do your soul a favor and watch this eerie, touching, and beautiful Spanish drama from 1973, a film I have been pursuing for years and have only recently caught up with. Set in 1940 after the end of the Spanish Civil War, The Spirit of the Beehive spins a strange, unique...
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Jan.05.2013
    A PROMISE UNKEPT One of the resolutions I made at the end of 2011 was to read and review more contemporary novels. It wasn’t so much a matter of shunning the old and the great: I was facing the fact that, as my audience has grown (by over 100%; my page views totaled more than 55,000...
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Sep.29.2012
The first and best thing I liked about The Distance, Eddie Muller’s 2002 debut noir novel, was its protagonist, Billy Nichols. Billy is no hero, or at least not the one commonly found—and acclaimed—in genre fiction nowadays. He’s neither big nor strong. He kids that he looks like William Powell...
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Feb.02.2012
Elizabeth and I managed to cross the Bay this last Sunday to attend a segment of the last day of Noir City Film Fest (or Noir Fest X), the annual noir film festival, produced and hosted by the one-and-only King of Noir, Eddie Muller, accompanied by the mellifluous burr of Bill Arney, and all under...
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Mar.07.2010
The term "noir " has become so universally misused-like other vague descriptives such as "Freudian," "post-modern," and "cute"-that it's virtually a cipher, obscuring more than it clarifies. Ask three different people if a certain writer is "noir,...
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Aug.30.2008
In the first Hector Lassiter novel, Head Games, Hector visited his old friend Orson Welles on the set of Welles’ noir classic Touch of Evil. It was noted in Head Games (set in 1957) that Hector owed Orson a favor connected to something that happened between them ten years earlier. Toros &...
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Apr.03.2008
 The above McCarthy quote has nothing to do with anything, other than that I'm stumped for a title for this quick update. From the Short Notice Files: Any San Francisco locals curious about Vincent Louis Carrella's Serpent Box, you're in luck. He's reading tonight at the Booksmith on Haight St....