Hooman and Chris sit down with Eddie Muller the host of TCM’s Noir Alley franchise.
Muller writes novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, short stories, and films. He also programs film festivals, curates museums, designs books, and provides commentary for television, radio, and DVDs. He produces and hosts NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the largest noir retrospective in the world, which now has satellite festivals in seven other U.S. cities.
As founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he has been instrumental in preserving America’s noir heritage, which to date has included restoring and preserving (with the UCLA Film & Television Archive) more than 30 nearly lost classics, such as Too Late for Tears (1949), Woman on the Run (1950), and The Bitter Stems (1956). Muller has also presented and lectured on film noir at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
UPDATE: Due to the surge in Omicron infections, the NOIR CITY 19 film festival scheduled for January 20–23 at the Grand Lake Theatre has been postponed. New dates will be announced when the threat of exposure is sufficiently diminished. For more information, visit: https://www.noircity.com/.
Now playing on Fandor is The Bigamist (1953).