Gun Crazy (1950)

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The 1950’s film noir Gun Crazy, starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins, is a novel take on the familiar crime-spree romance. The film was directed by Joseph H. Lewis and written by Donald Trumbo, then a blacklisted Hollywood writer due to his alleged Communist leanings. The combination of these two formed a peculiarly prescient portrayal of America’s obsession with firearms. […]

The Chase (1946)

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“Vamos a darnos un traguito,” implores a Havana local as she pulls her man inside the club for a night of rum and salsa, an ominous invitation that fugitive couple Chuck Scott and Lorna Roman could never have guessed would lead to the eponymous chase. Arthur Ripley‘s 1946 film noir The Chase, based on the short story “The Black […]

Welcome to Emory Cinémathèque!

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Hello there! I’m Pedro Doreste, a student of graduate Film and Media Studies at Emory University and editor of this blog. First of all, thank you for visiting! At Emory University, the Cinémathèque team has had a long-standing tradition of presenting free film screenings to the Emory community. The events usually attract a large, enthusiastic crowd looking […]