Deceitful Dames

Which Was The Baddest of Them All?

After finishing my blog about Bad Girls of Film NoirI asked myself if there was a competition between the various ladies who might vie for that honor, who would win?

(Just a note here to show that I’m no misogynist: I’ll be writing about Bad Men in future blogs. I promise.)

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This Gun For Hire

Guns for Hire?

I’m a great pulp fiction/Noir fan, but I’d never heard of This Gun For Hire, because it sounded like an ad for a hitman. The original title of the novel by Graham Greene that inspired the film, published before World War Two, was A Gun for Sale. The revised title certainly got my attention. A title has to be catchy and should  encapsulate the essential theme or point of the story. In this case, it sounds like it’s about a man who advertises his availability as a hitman.

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How I Became A Noir Fan

How Noir Saved Me

How I became a fan of Noir is an interesting story – at least, it was for me! I hope you find it interesting. Because my passion for Noir arose at a time when I was going through the worst crisis in my life. Without going into the horrid details, let me simply say that discovering Noir had everything to do with setting me free.

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