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Detective De Luca


§ Ever wonder what fascism was all about, how it got a hold of Italy? Like to see it another way, rather than by textbook?

Try Antonio Frazzi's 4 part mini-series Detective De Luca (2008). Based on the crime novels of Carlo Lucarelli, this drama delivers a reasonably objective view of Mussolini's Italy and its aftermath, 1938-48, through the eyes of a young homicide detective. Film noir as it can be: beautiful dames, crazy men, fabulous locales, great costumes, true crime, true love, and history as it happens.

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Patrick McGoohan: Danger Man/ Secret Agent

Danger Man/Secret Agent: TV Noir. The chiaroscuro cine is superb. A lot of TV drama was shot in Super 16, but for Danger Man/Secret Agent it was all 35 mm.

Like a well-dressed truant looking for someplace to kip, Drake (Patrick McGoohan) cases the joint, moving stealthily through the noir geometrics. An unattended pot of soup simmers... an empty gun holster hangs from a peg... the stairs ascend into darkness... a dimly lit corridor, a sinister door... the house hangs in the void like a monument to cubism.


Pandora & the Flying Dutchman


Pandora & the Flying Dutchman (1951)... one of the greatest art films ever to come out of Hollywood.

Shot in sweet 35 mm Technicolor, Albert Lewin's mystical film takes inspiration from surrealism and futurism. Star Ava Gardner and James Mason.



The Ghost Writer | QUEIMADA | Story of a Love Affair | THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY | The Damned | DEATH OF A CYCLIST | the hitch-hiker | THE BIG COMBO | lower city | THE NARROW MARGIN | The Day The Earth Caught Fire | Whirlpool | NIGHTMARE ALLEY | Leave Her To Heaven | The Motor Cycle Diaries | ACROSS THE BRIDGE | the dancer upstairs | YOUNG ADAM | after the storm | TARGETS | talk to her | DOG DAYS | black orpheus | IT'S ALL TRUE | our lady of the assassins | THE LOVER | un flic | LOST HORIZON | BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK | before night falls | SHOCK CORRIDOR | cocksucker blues | THE MEXICAN | heat | TO LIVE & DIE IN L.A. | the player | TRAFFIC | the train


Across the Bridge (1957)) Annakin
After the Storm (2001) Ferland
All About My Mother (1999) Almovodar
Assassination of President Kennedy (1963/99) Zapruder
L'Avventura (1960) Antonioni
Apartment Zero (1988) Donovan
American Gigolo (1980) Schrader
American History X (1999) Kaye
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Huston
It's All True (1942) Welles

The Bad & The Beautiful (1952) Minnelli
Bad Day At Black Rock (1954) Sturges
Badlands (1973) Malik
Bad Lieutenant (1992) Ferrara
Barfly (1988) Schroeder
Before Night Falls (2000) Schnabel
The Big Combo 1955 Lewis
The Big Heat (1953) Lang
Big Wednesday (1978) Milius
Bitter Moon (1992) Polanski
Black Orpheus (1958) Camus
Blowup (1967) Antonioni
Blue Velvet (1986) Lynch
Body Heat (1981) Kasdan
Breathless (1961) Godard
Breathless (1983) McBride

Crash (1996) Cronenberg
The Conformist (1970) Bertolucci
La Caza (The Hunt, 1965) Saura
Citizen Kane (1941) Welles
Criss Cross (1949) Siodmak

The Damned 1963 Losey
Dance With A Stranger (1985)
Newell

The Dancer Upstairs (2002) Malkovich
Deja vu (1998) Jaglom
Detour (1945) Ulmer
Dog Days (Hundstage) (2002) Seidl
La Dolce Vita (1960) Fellini
Double Indemnity (1944) Wilder

Dog Days (2002) Seidl
The Drummer Crab (1977) Scheoudorffer

Easy Rider (1969) Hopper
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Kubrick

Falling Down (1992) Schumacher
Fantastic Planet (1973) Laloux
Fellini Satyricon (1970) Fellini
Fight Club (1999) Fincher
First Name: Carmen (1983) Godard
Un Flic (1971) Melville
Frantic (1988) Polanski

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971) de Sica
Guinevere (1999) Wells

House of Games (1987) Mamet
Heat (1995) Mann
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Resnais
The Hitch-hiker 1953 Ida Lupino
I Want To Live! (1958) Wise

Il Postino (1995) Radford
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) de Sica
The Insider (1999) Mann
I Spit On Your Grave (1978) Zarchi
It's All True (1993) Wilson-Meisel-Krohn
Ivan's Childhood (Ivano Detstvo 1964) Tarkovsky
Ivan The Terrible II (1944) Eisenstein

Jackie Brown (1997) Tarantino
Jean de Florette (1987) Berri
Johnny 100 Pesos (1993) Graef-Marino
Juliet of the Spirits (1965) Fellini

Key Largo (1948) Huston
The Killers (1964) Seigel
The Killing (1956) Kubrick
Killer's Kiss (1955) Kubrick

The Lady From Shanghai (1946) Welles
The Last Emperor (1988) Bertolucci
Last Year At Marienbad (1961) Resnais
The Letter (1940) Wyler
Leave Her To Heaven (1945) Stahl
My Life & Times With Antonin Artaud (1993) Mordillat
To Live And Die in L.A. (1985) Friedkin
Lost Horizon (1937) Capra
The Lover (1992) Annaud

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971) de Sica
Guinevere (1999) Wells

House of Games (1987) Mamet
Heat (1995) Mann
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Resnais

I Want To Live! (1958) Wise
Il Postino (1995) Radford
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) de Sica
The Insider (1999) Mann
I Spit On Your Grave (1978) Zarchi
It's All True (1993) Wilson-Meisel-Krohn
Ivan's Childhood (Ivano Detstvo 1964) Tarkovsky
Ivan The Terrible II (1944) Eisenstein


The Lady From Shanghai (1946) Welles
The Last Emperor (1988) Bertolucci
Last Year At Marienbad (1961) Resnais
The Letter (1940) Wyler
Leave Her To Heaven (1945) Stahl
My Life & Times With Antonin Artaud (1993) Mordillat
To Live And Die in L.A. (1985) Friedkin
Lost Horizon (1937) Capra
The Lover (1992) Annaud
Lower City 2005 Macado

Man Facing South-East (1986) Subiela
El Mariachi (1993) Rodriguez
Message In A Bottle (1999) Mandoki
The Mexican (2001) Verbinski
The Motor Cycle Diaries (2004) Salles

Naked Lunch (1991) Cronenberg
Natural Born Killers (1994) Stone
The New Age (1994) Tolkin
Niagara (1953) Hathaway
Nightmare Alley (1947) Goulding

Our Lady of the Assassins (2001) Schroeder
otto e mezzo (8½, 1963) Fellini

Persona (1966) Bergman
The Petrified Forest (1936) Mayo
Pickup On South Street (1953) Fuller
Pierrot Le Fou (1965) Godard
Platoon (1987) Stone
The Player (1992) Altman
The Pledge (2001) Penn
Pulp Fiction (1994) Tarantino

The Rapture (1991) Tolkin
The Razor's Edge (1946) Goulding
The Razor's Edge (1983) Bryum
The Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso 1964) Antonioni
Reservoir Dogs (1991) Tarantino
The Road Warrior (1981) Miller
Rollerball (1975) Jewison
Romper Stomper (1992) Wright

Scarface (1983) de Palma
Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1963) Forbes
The Serpent's Egg (1977) Bergman
The Seventh Seal (1956) Bergman
Shallow Grave (1995) Boyle
Solaris (1971) Tarkovsky
This Sporting Life (1963) Anderson
The Sorcerer (1976) Friedkin
Straw Dogs (1971) Peckinpah
La Strada (The Road, 1954) Fellini
Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) Mackendrick
The Swimmer (1968) Perry

Talk to Her (Hable Con Elle) (2002) Almodovar
Targets (1968) Bogdanovich
Taxi Driver (1978) Scorsese
Time To Kill (1991) Montaldo
The Thin Red Line (1998)Malik
Touch of Evil (1958) Welles
Traffic (2000) Soderberg
The Train (1964) Frankenheimer
Trapeze (1956) Reed
Two Women (La Ciociara 1960) de Sica

Ulzana's Raid (1972) Aldrich
Umberto D. (1952) de Sica
Un Flic (1972) Melville

Vertigo (1958) Hitchcock

Waking Life (2001) Linklater
Whirlpool (1949) Preminger
White Hunter, Black Heart (1990) Eastwood
White Ghost (1996) Standeven
White Heat (1949) Walsh
The Wild Bunch (1969) Peckinpah
Wilde (1998) Gilbert
The Winslow Boy (1999) Mamet

'X' (The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, 1963) Corman

The Year of Living Dangerously (1983) Weir

the de Sica files

Umberto D
Two Women
Indiscretion of an American Housewife
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis


the Fellini Files

La Strada
La Dolce Vita
Otto e Mezzo
Juliet of the Spirits
Fellini Satyricon

the noir files

The Letter
Double Indeminity
Detour
The Lady from Shanghai
Niagara
Criss Cross
The Bad & the Beautiful
Pickup on South Street
The Asphalt Jungle
the Big Heat
Killer's Kiss
Touch of Evil
The Hitch-Hiker
The Big Combo
The Killing
The Sweet Smell of Success
The Narrow Margin
Whirpool
Nightmare Alley

Ida Lupino


neo noir

Vertigo
Leave Her To Heaven
Bitter Moon
Body Heat
Dance With A Stranger
Dog Days
House of Games
My Life & Times With Antonin Artaud
Our Lady of the Assassins
Un Flic

the Lancaster files

Criss Cross
Trapeze
The Sweet Smell of Success
The Train
Ulzana's Raid
The Swimmer

When Worlds Collide


the State cinema, Ballymena


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