Episode 84. The New Noir

As a follow up to last season’s episode on classic film noir, Alex and Jonathan travel through the evolution of the modern subgenre of neo-noir in The Long Goodbye (1973), L.A. Confidential (1997), and Drive (2011). We discuss ways that noir themes cross over into neo-noir, the ways neo-noir uses violence, and the changing aesthetics of neo-noir.

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Skip to: The Long Goodbye (11:54), L.A. Confidential (34:04), Drive (59:46), Overall (1:22:19), Coming Attractions (1:29:22)

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Our next set of films will be covering stories driven primarily by characters with one thing on their mind – revenge:

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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