You know the scene. It’s night in the city. A storm has settled in. We find our hero in a second story office, behind a desk stacked high with cases and adorned with a bottle of Scotch. Rain pounds against the window. A shadow looms at the door, then, an urgent, desperate knock. Trouble has come calling. There’s no doubt what kind of picture we’re in for.
Join us as we explore one of the key archetypes of the noir genre, the private eye. Across 20 episodes we'll examine the way the character has changed or not - from Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe to Doc Spinelli and the Dude, plus every shamus in between.
February 8, 2023
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
February 15, 2023
Inherent Vice (2014)
Under the Silver Lake (2018)
February 22, 2023