It’s a big day, kids. The latest issue of the magazine of the Film Noir Foundation is out – and the first issue on which I’ve served as managing editor, alongside the estimable Steve Kronenberg and under the stewardship of the man himself, El Jefe, Eddie Muller. It is with all due modesty that I say we’ve delivered quite the feast. Among the courses for your delectation:
- FNF advisory council member Dennis Lehane names his five favorite noirs
- An interview with Barry Gifford, novelist and impresario behind Black Lizard Books
- An extensive survey of “rubble noir,” the rarely-seen films made in Germany after the end of World War II
- Duane Swierczynski’s sensational, highly personal appreciation of the neglected noir Cisco Pike
- Bob Hoskins remembered by the Saturday Boy his-own-self, Ray Banks
My primary contribution is a look back at season one of True Detective, featuring spectacular illustrations inspired by the HBO show from Eisner Award-winning graphic artist Francesco Francavilla. Honestly, you’re going to want to read this article for the pictures.
So how do you get the magazine? Simple. Swing by the Film Noir Foundation website, make a donation to help preserve one of America’s greatest artistic legacies, then tuck in. You won’t believe what we’ve got cooking for the next issue.