Front Row Classics is about to take you on a journey through “Dark City” this week. We are delighted to welcome back the “Dark Czar” himself, Eddie Muller, to discuss one of our favorite genres. Eddie recently published a revised and expanded edition of his book, “Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir”. The book covers the various destinations and colorful characters that one meets while traveling in the world of Black. Brandon and Eric are excited to discuss Noir’s many famous and infamous characters and locations with one of the genre’s foremost experts.
“Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir” is available from Running Press wherever books are sold.
Eddie Muller is the host of “Noir Alley” on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Every Saturday, “Noir Alley” tours classic noir films featuring some of the best sets and clashes involving iconic anti-heroes and the unforgettable Fatalistic Ladies they fall in love with.
Muller is a contemporary Renaissance man. He writes novels, biographies, film stories, plays, short stories and films. He also schedules film festivals, manages museums, designs books, and comments for television, radio and DVDs. It produces and hosts NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the world’s largest retrospective of noir films, which now has satellite festivals in seven other US cities.
As founder and chairman of the Film Noir Foundation, he has been instrumental in preserving America’s black heritage, which to date has included the restoration and preservation of over 30 nearly lost classics in partnership with UCLA Film & Television Archive, such as “Too Late for Tears” (1949), “Woman on the Run” (1950) and “The Bitter Stems” (1956). He 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.
Her debut novel, “The Distance”, won the Private Eye Writers of America Best Debut “Shamus” award. Muller has been nominated twice for the Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and won three Anthony Award nominations. “Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star,” which he co-wrote with the actor, was a 2007 nationwide bestseller. It was twice named a San Francisco Literary Laureate.