Monday, October 21, 2013

Roger Ebert's Guide to the Film Noir Genre

Credit where credit is due, this was just brought to my attention and I thought worthy of a mention.

So back in 1995, renowned film critic Roger Ebert mused over the Film Noir genre and wrote a short guide.

Personally, I kind of like point 6 (emphasis added), but then again I probably would.

For women: low necklines, floppy hats, mascara, lipstick, dressing rooms, boudoirs, calling the doorman by his first name, high heels, red dresses, elbowlength gloves, mixing drinks, having gangsters as boyfriends, having soft spots for alcoholic private eyes, wanting a lot of someone else's women, sprawling dead on the floor with every limb meticulously arranged and every hair in place.


Sounds about right.

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