Next Relaunch

After an extended hiatus from podcasting, Clute and Edwards are back with a new website and many exciting announcements!

In addition to the site features you've always loved, you'll now find simple, hyperlinked lists to all past episodes of our podcasts (click on the "Out of the Past" or "Black Mask" tabs above). We've also captured and archived lots of press and testimonials about our podcasts, and have created an expanded list of our many friends in the blogosphere that provides a handy reference for all who love film noir and hard-boiled literature.

Clute and Edwards Publish New Noir Book

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In December 2011, Dartmouth College Press (University Press of New England) will release Clute and Edwards' new study of film noir, The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism.This exciting book builds on crucial insights from the Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir

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New Podcasts Coming Soon!

In June and July, Clute and Edwards will publish two new "Noircast Special" podcasts: a "video essay" that presents the central argument of Clute and Edwards' new book, The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism, as a 6-minute film noir remix composed of clips investigated in the book; a conversation on noir between Shannon Clute and Jared Case (Head of Cataloguing and Research Center, George Eastman House).

Clute on The Abbott Gran Olde Tyme Medicine Show

March 1-4, 2011, Clute had the honor of being a contributor to one of the very best blogs out there: The Abbott Gran Olde Tyme Medicine Show, run by hard-boiled authors Megan Abbott and Sara Gran. (If you haven't checked out Abbott's Queenpin or Gran's Dope then you've missed two of the greatest throwback, hard-boiled novels of all time.) Clute penned reflections on three topics: how a new approach to the study of noir helped he and Edwards to appreciate noir's extreme self-consciousness and quirky humor; the particular brand of existential philosophy that underpins films noir; what happened when noir spread out across other film cultures and genres (and how to distinguish a noir-styled film from a true noir or neo-noir). …

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