Criterion/FilmStruck Double Feature: Elevator to the Gallows (1958) and Black Sun (1964)

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I’m really enjoying talking with my friend Audy Christianos on the Film Don’t Lie podcast and hope that you’ll give us a listen if you haven’t already. Audy asked me a few months back if I’d join him on an exploration of several of the Friday Night Double Features on the Criterion channel of FilmStruck. In our most recent episode (#39), we discuss Louis Malle’s first film, Elevator to the Gallows (1958) and Koreyoshi Kurahara’s Black Sun (1964), which FilmStruck calls a “manic, oddball, anti-buddy picture.” You don’t even have to wait for a Friday night to roll around; watch these films now, listen to our podcast, and let us know what you think.

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Enough Noir to Keep You Busy for Awhile…

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It’s a busy time around here with my 22nd wedding anniversary this weekend, Summer at Your Library promotional visits at schools, writing, and more, so things will continue to be a bit sparse here at Journeys in Darkness and Light. In the meantime, I have several items of interest for you:

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A Criterion/FilmStruck Double Feature at Film Don’t Lie: Night Moves (1975) and My Night at Maud’s (1969)

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I’m very pleased to announce that my first guest appearance on the podcast Film Don’t Lie is now available here. My friend and podcast host Audy Christianos invited me to come on the show to discuss one of the great Friday night double features currently playing on the Criterion Channel at FilmStruck, this one featuring Night Moves (1975) and My Night at Maud’s (1969). These films have more in common than the word “night,” so I hope you’ll join us to find out more.

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Meanwhile…

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The theater will be empty for awhile… Yes, the blog will be on hiatus for the next several days. During that time, I invite you to check out some other great movie blogs:

B Noir Detour

Speakeasy

Now Voyaging

Mike’s Take on the Movies

Rupert Pupkin Speaks

Criterion Blues

Vic’s Movie Den

Silver Screenings

And these podcasts:

Attaboy Clarence

The Secret History of Hollywood

You Must Remember This

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Much of my hiatus will have nothing to do with movies, unfortunately, but I do plan on visiting the town where John Ford grew up, so that’s something! See you later…