Saturday, January 3, 2009

Megan Abbott speaks about IN A LONELY PLACE

Over at "Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir," Shannon Clute and Richard L. Edwards welcome guest investigator Megan Abbott, the reigning Dark Dame of Noir. Megan's choice for this podcast is the 1950 Nicholas Ray film In a Lonely Place, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. It's a joy to listen to Drs. Abbott, Clue, and Edwards discuss one of the great film noir classics, and those of you addicted to Turner Classic Movies should definitely bookmark "Out of the Past." Also discussed at OOTP: Gilda, Force of Evil, Brick, Body Heat, and Thieves' Highway (with guest host Eddie Muller).

[Clute and Edwards both contributed essays to the "appreciations" appendix in the Megan Abbott-edited A Hell of a Woman -- Clute on Kathie Moffat (Jane Greer's character in 1947's Out of the Past); Edwards on Edgar Award winner Theresa Schwegel.]


Scott Parker said...

I have not seen this film...but the library has it. Think I'll watch then listen to the podcast. Thanks for the link.

David Thompson said...

You'll love it, Scott! I plan to listen to some of the other podcasts tomorrow.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Just saw The Grand Inquistor. What a masterful job. Equal to an episode of Alfred Hitchcock in every way.