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Episode #45 – The Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller

Episode #45

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Erik and Nick  had the pleasure of recently talking to Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir. Erik met Eddie at a Noir City event at the Redford Theatre in Metro Detroit. Our discussion touches on film noir as a genre, including the views of Andrew Sarris and Paul Schrader,

Our discussion also covers the following topics:

  • Film noir as a genre
  • Auteur theory and looking at noir from the perspective of the producer
  • The views of Andrew Sarris and Paul Schrader and their influence on how we think about film noir
  • The Production Code
  • Many different films, including 99 River Street, The Devil Thumbs a Ride, Cry Danger, Cry of the City,  Woman on the Run, Larceny, Moonrise, Sign of the Ram
  • Ann Sheridan, Evelyn Keyes, Jean Porter, Norman Foster, Victor Mature, Jane Greer
  • Licensing issues
  • Film restoration
  • Generating interest among younger viewers
  • And lastly, Eddie tells us an interesting story about Rose McGowan

We hope you enjoy!

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