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The Woman In The Window: “A great Noir that puts one foot wrong”

The Woman in the Window doesn’t break away from the conventions of film noir storytelling. Lang features a protagonist who is a well-established and cultured member of society rather than a mobster with a vengeance. Edward G. Robinson stars as Richard Wanley, a psychology professor who enjoys his job and loves his family. Needing a break from work, Wanley sends his wife and children off on a vacation so he can wind down. Suddenly, when walking down a street, an oil portrait of a beautiful femme fatale catches Richard’s eye in a storefront window. Coincidentally, Wanley bumps into the portrait’s subject, Alice Reed (Joan Bennett). They hit it off well, Reed invites Wanley back for some drinks at her apartment which he gladly accepts. What follows next is a classic case of Wanley being in the wrong place at the wrong time: an ex-lover of Reed’s storms into the apartment and strangles Richard out of rage. In self-defence, Wanley repeatedly stabs the lover and he forces himself to cover up the murder. How long can he hide away from this incident until the cops find out about his actions?

The Geek Show - S15E13 - Flamethrower Cooking With Elon Musk

S15E13 – Flamethrower Cooking With Elon Musk

It’s time to join Rob and Andy for more news-based shenanigans from the realms of science and technology, and we’re kicking things of this week with some recycling … … on the Moon After that it’s all systems go with potential holodeck technology, stupidity causing

Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft

During the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s, G. W. Pabst’s directorial career was on fire. In 1929, he crafted three films. The two Louise Brooks movies that made him synonymous with silent film, ‘Pandora’s Box’ and ‘Diary of a Lost Girl’, and the mountaineering

Destiny (DER MÜDE TOD)

In what is already unarguably an eclectic and impressive body of work, Fritz Lang’s 1921 silent epic Destiny (or Der müde Tod as it is known in its native tongue) ranks as one of the legendary filmmaker’s stranger productions. Written by his wife, Thea von Harbou,

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

You may have heard the stories that Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine in its recipe, but have you heard the one where heroin was first marketed as an over the counter cough syrup? Or perhaps the story of a little pick me up pill called

Victoria

Even as far back as 1948 the one take film was an aspiration with Hitchcock’s minor classic Rope. An endeavour similar to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or Gustavo Hernández’s The Silent House, both he and Hitchcock used the practice of clean plates, filming areas or