Criterion Now – Episode 136 – #Noirvember

Jill and Aaron welcome Craig Terlson to the show. He is a crime fiction writer who lives in Canada, and he happened to take the same film noir class as Aaron. He has an interesting perspective on Noir coming from his research and work as a writer. We get into the history of the #Noirvember hashtag that Marya Gates created and has become phenomenon in film circles. We discuss Matthew Asprey Gear’s class, some book favorites, the origins of noir, and some of our favorites.

Episode Links

Classic Film Collective
Woo Freakin Hoo – Craig Terlson’s blog
NPR with Marya Gates

Hollywood Victory by Christian Blauvelt

Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.