Archives for September 2009

AUSTRALIAN NOIR RETROSPECTIVE – Interview with Richard Sowada, ACMI’s Head of Programming

by GREG KING When you think of film noir, you typically think of those black and white crime melodramas of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, the more traditional American kind of noir type in which good men were often corrupted by the wiles of a manipulative woman. Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Maltese Falcon, are all classic examples of the genre. More recently we have had films like Polanski’s Chinatown, Body Heat and even John Dahl’s superb The Last Seduction, which have all followed the formula. But for the upcoming ACMI retrospective of Australian Continue reading