The battle of 1812? We're celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and 200 year anniversary of said war and the founding of Canada, so to speak.
"Making historical models must be very interesting. What an unusual occupation"
Just part time, though one of the last ones I did was for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
Thank you, CJ. I just noticedvthese messages, so I apologizevfor the delay. I haven't yetbhad chance to purchase and read Blackout. (Busy getting my marks in and also tryingbto get the FN unit under way ).
Getting the book isbthe nextbthingnon the list. It will be intersting to talk about the book if it approaches FN differently.
Making historical models must be very interesting. What an unusual occupation.
Until next time. J
It's almost as if people fell in love with the term "Films Noir", lol, and then tried to be overly all inclusive throwing in Dramas, Westerns, Thrillers ,etc., etc.
I'm starting to think what I tried to define as "Hard Core Noirs" are in actuality this "The Red Meat Crime Cycle".
Its funny the way most books on Noir just followed the leader and didn't do as much research as Sheri Chinen Biesen did. BTW one of the things I do is make historical models for museums, which of course requires a lot of research, mostly on North American Colonial history, and in the course of doing the research I found out that most books just followed the lead of Francis Parkman in his voluminous France And England in North America without revisiting the source materials and quite a bit more of the source materials are now available for further study offering new insights.
Stumbled across this FilmNoir site just a few minutes ago with a nice write up on The Window
Check this out:
PS. Since it looks as if possibly just you and I have read Blackout recently (assuming you did get a hold of it) it would be nice to discuss the interesting points the book makes, especially about what the New York Times dubbed "The Red Meat Crime Cycle" which are those specific dark Noirs dealing with various crimes that usually come to mind when Film Noir is mentioned. Up until I read Blackout all the other books on film noir sort of just followed the pack repeating the French critics story over & over, not really delving into the real origins of the style.
to be continued...