Film Noir

GUESTS: Nicholas Christopher Author, Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City (The Free Press, 1997) Ridley Scott Director of several neo-noirs: "Blade Runner," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and "Black Rain" Latest movie is "G.I. Jane" Take a femme fatale, a tough-talking detective, dim lighting, a city setting, and a mysterious plotline and you've got film noir. From Robert Mitchum in "Out of the Past" to Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity" to Kevin Spacey in "The Usual Suspects," host Melinda Penkava and guests discuss the enduring appeal of film noir ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

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