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Mise-en-scene & Concentrated Exposition in John Huston’s
In This Our Life

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1942’s In This Our Life has become a footnote in John Huston‘s esteemed filmography. Coming after the knock-down drag-out success of his first film, The Maltese Falcon—its powerful, and historically unusual, portrayal of institutional racism is electrifying, but it is this subplot alone that garners any and all critical affection the film receives. This last, as a matter of fact, […]

Sleep, My Love – 1948

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Sleep My Love directed by Douglas Sirk. Today’s Film Noir is an example of the style encountering another genre: the Woman’s Picture. The plot has wealthy socialite Alison Courtland (Claudette Colbert) living out a nightmare-iage to Richard Courtland (a creepy Robert Cummings). Richard has been using a mixture of drugs, hypnosis, and a corrupt psychaitrist to […]