Episode 71. Detectives, Dames, and Deception

Diving into maybe the darkest genre in film-history, Alex and Jonathan take a look at the moral complexity of film noir in The Maltese Falcon (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), and Touch of Evil (1958). We talk about the increasing darkness of the subject matter as the period goes on, common elements like the femme fatale, and the continuing legacy of this classic genre.


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Skip to: The Maltese Falcon (06:24), Double Indemnity (24:51), Touch of Evil (39:25), Overall (1:05:23), Coming Attractions (1:18:51)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next time we invite friend of the podcast Jason Harden back to the show to talk about the bloody career of Tim Burton in the films:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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