The Astounding Leigh Brackett

“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.”  ― Leigh Brackett "Would it help if I got out and pushed?" —Princess Leia to Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back From sharp-tongued…
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What Is Film Noir?

By Christie Hoerneman Film noir is not easily defined. The actual words come from French and mean "black cinema." It was in France during the post-war years that the term was used to describe a certain set of Hollywood films that were saturated with a darkness and cynicism that was not seen before. These movies included The…
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