Lauren Bacall’s passing

Because of Bacall’s passing, I think I will screen “To Have and Have Not” in my Film 1 class at LBCC.  Besides the fact that the film doesn’t have an urban setting (it’s set on the exotic island of Martinique — substituting for Hemmingway’s Cuba) it possesses all the stylistic elements of a noir.  (Trailer is attached to my January post.)

I checked out Dark Passage (’47)… The only Bogie/Bacall pairing I hadn’t seen, and the first-person perspective camera from Bogart’s POV is dizzying and very strange.  In fact, he doesn’t really even appear in the film until about an hour in!  Daring, but very uneven.


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