DIRECTORS: ROBERT ALTMAN BREAKS THE RULES.

In Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us (1974), he shows off his propensity for breaking the rules of genre in updating Nicholas Ray’s noir, They Live By Night (1948).

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TWO MINUTES: A HOT SPOT OF EARLY NOIR

This two minute dive demonstrates how 1941’s I Wake Up Screaming lays down a stylistic marker for early noir, but doesn’t get held in the same regard as that year’s noir classic, The Maltese Falcon.