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Murder, My Sweet (1944)


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Commentary 1: Author Alain Silver (find his books) Rating:8.9/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Fry on January 13th, 2005:Find all reviews by Fry
This is quite a good one. He talks about film noir history and how this movie turned out to be important for the french critics after the war. He is scene specific for a large part, explaining the relationships between the characters and how this is set up in terms of montage, lighting, camerawork and staging of the actors. He also compares the film with Chandlers book. Some shorter breaks, but this did not disturb me. For people interested in film noir as a cultural phenomenon this is an impressive commentary.
Reviewed by Damon_82 on February 5th, 2017:Find all reviews by Damon_82
In my opinion, the best DVD commentary for a film noir out there. Film noir aficionados will be absolutely pleased with the information provided by Alain Silver. You'll definitely learn some new stuff. There are some small gaps, but after the track is over and you look back at it, you'll realize that you've learned quite a bit about film noir, the actors in this particular movie and the crew behind the camera. Highly, highly recommended commentary.