Sunday, March 22, 2015

Naomi Beth Wakan: Film Noir

The spring 2015 issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly features an article by Naomi Beth Wakan about film noir.
He throws the door open wide. He is handsome beyond words and has the face of a dark angel. She is startled and rises hesitantly from her chaise longue. She is slender, platinum blond, and gorgeous. Sparks should be flying between them any moment now as they rush into an embrace in the center of the room. Instead, he reaches into the pocket of his belted trench coat, while she opens her beaded purse. Two shots ring out at the same time, and they come together in the center of the floor, joined in a pool of blood. Such was the way with the film genre you might have watched in the late forties and the fifties of the last century and watched again more recently on DVDs; the genre is known as film noir. (read entire article)

Naomi Beth Wakan is an essayist, and the inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. She has written over fifty books, the most recent being Some Sort of Life and Poetry That Heals. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada, and Tanka Canada. She lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, the sculptor Elias Wakan.

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