About this course
This is Freshman Seminar on U.S. Detective Fiction taught by Jim Groom at the University of Mary Washington during the Fall 2012 semester. For more information take a look at the syllabus.
Category Archives: animated gif
I have been dying to make this GIF from Hitchcock’s adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel Strangers on a Train for a for a while now. I finally found some time to make it this evening, and as usual making … Continue reading → Continue reading
That was when I hit this Twin Oaks Tavern. It was nothing but a roadside sandwich joint, like a million others in California. There was a lunchroom part, and over that the house part, where they lived, and off to … Continue reading → Continue reading
Dick Powell plays an awesome Philip Marlowe in the 1944 noir Murder, My Sweet which is based on Raymond Chandler’s 1940 novel Farewell, My Lovely. I love this particular scene because the flashing lights and sinister reflections capture the aesthetic … Continue reading → Continue reading
Happy with how this oen came out, gonna do some more The Killers GIFs tonight, and then jump into Double Indemnity—so much fun! Interesting that I can’t post a GIF to my Murder Inc tumblr and not blog it here … Continue reading → Continue reading
Another animated GIF from Robert Siodomak’s Criss Cross, notice the motif of driving at night with only the headlights to guide you, very much like the opening of Siodomak’s earlier noir The Killers.
I think the noir animated GIFs this semester are going to be fun! This GIF features Anna Dundee (played by Yvonne DeCarlo) sharpening her nails in Robert Siodomak’s 1948 noir Criss Cross, a film wherein Burt Lancaster reprises his role … Continue reading → Continue reading