Mexico And Film Noir

An interesting post from the mardecortesbaja.com blog:

WWII exposed those hidden things for a generation of Americans and in its wake film noir began a systematic investigation of the shadow world at the fringes (and somehow also at the heart) of American culture. In the process, Mexico took on a new aura. It became a kind of shimmering paradise, the locus of an honesty and innocence that no longer seemed feasible along the mean streets and lost highways of post-WWII America…

Films discussed include Out of the Past, Gun Crazy, and The Night of the Iguana.

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