Saturday, September 16, 2006

David Thomson's Suspects

In anticipation to the No Exit Press re-release of David Thomnson's fabulous book Suspects, in which the narrator writes short biographies of classic film noir characters and then these characters start to meet each other outside the films as if they were real people with real needs and passions, here are some Noir classics culled You Tube, the universe's converging point for all things that move. Kamera (the independent film site I edit) will be running an interview with Thomson soon, so watch this space.

Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard

Edward Robinson in Scarlet Street

Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity

Okay, this is not footage from a film but Joan Crawford was the star of one of the greatest Noir films ever, Mildred Pearce (1945), which is not to found on YT. However, I did find this bizarre interview with a tipsy Crawford arriving at an aiport in America in 1968.

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