Here’s a clip of Mother Maybelle and The Sisters in glorious technicolor, singing about love. I adore the rich reds and pinks. Why can’t film look like this now? A perfect performance, supported by astounding musicianship made to look as easy as pie.
For most of my adult life, I have been obsessed with the Noir genre. From the novels of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett to the stunning silver screen performances of Bogart and Bacall, the Noir genre captures a moment in artistic history that speaks loudly to me. The 1949 British film, the Third Man, is not only one of my favorite Noir films, but perhaps one of my all-time favorite movies.