Category Archives: Film

December Newsletter: Stories Are for All Ages

    Photos: Classiq Journal     “There are so many unknowns and possibilities out there,” said Tiny Dragon. “Well then,” said Big Panda, “let’s see how many we can try.” Big Panda and Tiny Dragon: The Journey     … Read More

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Illustrator Tony Stella Talks Columbo

Illustrator Tony Stella shares his brilliant work and his own fascination with Columbo. Read More

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Dorothy Dandridge Brings an Element of Noir to Otto Preminger’s “Carmen Jones”

Carmen is wild and free and wants to remain free, and the director is on his heroine’s side. Dorothy Dandridge – cool swagger, eyes aflame, every move a prowl – is fierce in her performance and Preminger directs her so that we know, too, that she loves freedom and is as dangerous as a feline on the lookout for her next prey, determined “to look life and death straight in the eye”. Read More

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November Newsletter: I Like to Call It Noirvember

    Photos: Classiq Journal     Is Humphrey Bogart the most emblematic actor for the American cinema? Yes, I believe he is. He was a man of his times. And he played both of the most celebrated detectives in … Read More

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Dorothy Malone, the Character Actor who Almost Stole the Show in The Big Sleep

It is the supporting actors that were the gold mines of film noir. The Thelma Ritters, the Elisha Cooks Jr., the Dorothy Malones. It is Dorothy Malone who almost steels the show in The Big Sleep. It is her part that is truly memorable. Read More

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