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Noircast Special 4 Podcast: Q&A with Shannon Clute and Jared Case

Clute and Case

Jared Case and Shannon Clute, at George Eastman House (1/20/11)


On January 20, 2011 Clute introduced the film Mildred Pierce at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, as part of their Noir Series. His talk was preceded by a Q&A with Jared Case (Head of Cataloguing and Research Center) on several noir topics: the origins of the Out of the Past podcast; certain underappreciated aspects of noir; how scholarly approaches to noir have limited what we see; a new film studies paradigm he and Richard Edwards worked out in their forthcoming book

The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and a Kinder, Gentler Alt-Noir Universe

adjustment bureau

*Spoiler Alert – I discuss key plot elements.

RE here:

The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi, 2011) is the latest Philip K. Dick "alt-noir universe" to be made into a major motion picture. Even before the film appeared in theaters, The Adjustment Bureau trailer was drenched in noir iconography (these filmmakers clearly love fedoras) and filled with noir-tinged dialogue like "you can't outrun fate." …

Clute and Edwards,  2005-2012