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david-corbett's picture
Jan.19.2011
Ironically, Red Room requested a blog about books into films at the same time I was posed a similar question by Randy Dotinga of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s writing an article on books that inspired film noir. But this ended up leading to an exploration of how to portray evil, the...
david-corbett's picture
Jan.19.2011
Ironically, Red Room requested a blog about books into films at the same time I was posed a similar question by Randy Dotinga of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s writing an article on books that inspired film noir. But this ended up leading to an exploration of how to portray evil, the...
heywood-gould's picture
Apr.01.2010
I STEAL MY FIRST BOOK/Part 1 It's 1961 and the Godless Communists are on the move. Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space. "Now the Antichrist can rain death down on us from the heavens," evangelist Nelson Bell warns. "America is in the gravest danger in its...
david-corbett's picture
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,...