Category Archives: 60s American crime films

Warren Oates, Gloria Grahame & other subjects for fiction anthologies

The recent release of Crime Factory’s LEE, an anthology of crime fiction inspired by the life of iconic actor Lee Marvin, has got me thinking about who else would be a good subject for similar treatment. There’s already been a … Continue reading

The heist always goes wrong, part 2: reader picks and other favourite heist movies

My recent post The heist always goes wrong – ten of the best heist movies ever made, generated some great reader feedback. The best thing about the response was that it pointed me in the direction of a number heist … Continue reading

The heist always goes wrong, part 1: ten of the best heist movies ever made

I love a good heist film. I love the genius and intricacy of their plots and the variations they come in, whether it be the all star team assembled for a job or the desperate ex-cons trying for one last … Continue reading

The Killers 1964 & 1946

The following is posted as part of Furious Cinema’s Scenes of the Crime Blog-a-Thon. It originally appeared in the Fall 2012 edition of Noir City. One short story, Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers, which appeared in 1927, two film versions.  Robert … Continue reading

Hunger and other films about doing time

I haven’t spent a lot of time in prisons and don’t want to. But I won’t deny they make tremendous story settings. This was brought home to me again over the weekend after watching Hunger, Steve McQueen’s 2008 depiction of … Continue reading