In Richard Quine's 1962 caper rom-com The Notorious Landlady, Novak uses her mastery of on-screen mysteriousness to perfect romantic and comedic pitch, playing an endearing character who is impossible not to pull for.
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Christmas Noir: It’s a Wonderful Life at 75
It’s a Wonderful Life embodies more than a few elements of film noir, from its string of colorful secondary characters, to its exploration of the grimmer parts of life, to its central question of the innate value, if any, of a human being.
Review: Donald Spoto’s Marilyn Monroe, The Biography
Donald Spoto's biography of Marilyn Monroe is an honest, well-researched, deeply human portrait of a criminally underestimated talent and woman.