THE LATEST NOIRCAST NEWS
Thank You Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC RadioNational) for featuring "Out of the Past" on TOP OF THE PODS throughout 2012!
ABC broadcast 10 episodes of "Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir" on its weekly series entitled TOP OF THE PODS. As they say on the ABC website: "Join Robbie Buck as he presents some of the best audio to be found in the podcast universe...On Top of the Pods you can try everything and there will always be something to grab you by the ears and engage your cerebellum. Don’t trawl through trash—listen to the Top of the Pods."
We greatly enjoyed knowing that our podcast aired across Australia on one of its main radio outlets. We received wonderful feedback from Australian listeners, and we are glad we could share our thoughts on film noir down under.
Click here for the Top of the Pods website, and to listen to this episode: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/topofthepods/september-25/4228352
FILM NOIR AND BRAIN FINAL (OUT OF THE PAST ON ABC)
Join Out of the Past team Shannon Clute and Richard Edwards as they review Rififi, directed by Jules Dassin in France, where he'd fled after being blacklisted by Hollywood in 1949. Dassin cobbled together a small budget and a motley crew of B stars to create a heist masterpiece: the tale of a ragtag international band of thieves who use inferior tools but superior know-how to pull off the job of a lifetime.
And there's Einstein's Brain--the final episode in the BBC's History of the Brain, Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part series is journey through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, he reveals the contemporary beliefs about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions.
Clute and Edwards to Present (with Book Signing) at the Decatur Book Festival - Labor Day Weekend 2012
Clute and Edwards have been invited to the Decatur Book Festival to discuss their book, The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism. The Decatur Book Festival is one of the largest book fests in the country. Clute and Edwards will be in a Q&A style interview with moderator Curt Holman. They will be speaking on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at 3:45pm at the Decatur Conference Center Auditorium. If you are in the Atlanta area, please come out and attend this wonderful event. For more information or event details, check out the festival's website at:
Clute and Edwards are pleased to announce that the Out of the Past podcasts are being broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Radio National, as part of their new "Top of the Pods" programming —their selection of the world's best podcasts. (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/topofthepods/)
It is truly an honor to be included in this program, and a pleasure to hear the podcasts introduced by ABC host Robbie Buck. The ABC episode show descriptions will be posted on the NOIRCAST website as the programs are broadcast in Australia, and go live on the ABC Radio National website for streaming.
The lastest episode--featuring our podcast on He Walked by Night--will begin airing August 28th, 2012. Click on the link below to stream the episode: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/topofthepods/ootp-hwn-2b-brain9/4144406
Clute and Edwards to Present at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood:
One of the programming themes at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival is "Noir Style," and two official Club TCM presentations will be dedicated to the topic: On Thursday, April 12, Clute and Edwards will discuss the hard-boiled literary roots and self-conscious visual style of noir with TCM senior writer/producer Scott McGee (a former guest on Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir) and sign copies of their new book, The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (http://amzn.to/Hp2npN); on Friday, April 13, Founder and President of the Film Noir Foundation Eddie Muller will join actress Rose McGowan to select the cast and crew of their dream movie—the perfect film noir. For more information on these presentations and the TCM Classic Film Festival, click here: http://www.tcm.com/festival/programs/general/457417/club-tcm.html#1
Clute Contributes to Mulholland Books Blog:
Clute was recently invited by Mullholland Books, the suspense and crime imprint of Little, Brown and Company, to contribute a short article on hard-boiled writer extraordinaire Jim Thompson—in honor of Mulholland's new ebook releases of Thompson's novels. For Clute's thoughts on THE GRIFTERS, and the power of Thompson's prose, click here:
Clute and Edwards Meet Retro Renaissance Man Frank DeBlase:
While in Rochester, Clute and Edwards were introduced, by their friend Charles Benoit (http://www.charlesbenoit.com/), to pin-up photographer, hard-boiled writer, former rockabilly musician, and local radio DJ Frank DeBlase. A retro renaissance man and a heck of a nice guy, Frank shared his many projects with Clute and Edwards, including this hard-boiled story, "Busted Valentine Part 1", beautifully illustrated by Rochester artist David Cowles:
Clute and Edwards on Public Radio:
During their visit to the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY (see previous post) Clute and Edwards were invited to appear on Public Radio WXXI. With host Bob Smith, they spent the noon hour discussing all things noir: the great actors and directors of the genre; the hard-boiled literary and German Expressionistic visual origins of noir; the greatest films of the classic period of noir (1941-1958) and the many neo-noir styles that continue to inspire filmmakers in Hollywood and abroad; noir's influence on television; and much more. Clute and Edwards also tackled questions from callers and their WXXI host in this wide-ranging conversation that serves a fun introduction to noir for all movie fans. To hear the show, click here: