RARA-AVIS: Vanity Fair "Killers Kill, Dead Men Die"

From: Racerick75@aol.com
Date: 27 Feb 2007

Don't know whether anyone has seen the current issue of Vanity Fair, but there's a kick-ass tribute in there to hardboiled/noir films of the forties, fifties, sixties, etc. The pictures are beautifully composed by Annie Leibovitz and Pascal Dangin, but the best part is the "history" of the "lost" film 'KILLERS KILL, DEAD MEN DIE', the only remaining copy of which was supposedly found at a California lawn sale. There's a short video at this addy: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/video/2007/killerskill_video200703
  It's all a joke, but very tastefully done.
  As an added attraction, Nathaniel Rich offers an article listing the top ten examples of film noir - with 'Maltese Falcon' and 'Out Of The Past' leading the way. Better yet is his list of the Top 10 Noir Films You Never Heard Of". You can read this article at: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/02/bestnoir200702
  You have to wade through (literally) hundreds of pages of fashion ads to get to the feature in the magazine. I can only imagine how much money VF makes each month off of ads. R
  Richard Helms Three-Time Shamus Award Nominee http://richardhelms.net
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