Grab your popcorn and settle in for a chat with Eddie Muller, host of Turner Classic Movies’ Noir Alley and founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation. Muller joined Alta Asks Live to spill the beans on what makes noir so timeless, help us define the genre, reveal his favorite films, and answer all of your noir queries.
About the guest
Eddie Muller is one of the world’s foremost authorities on film noir. As founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he is a leading figure in film restoration and preservation and a familiar face and voice on the international film festival circuit, as well as the host of Turner Classic Movies’ popular Noir Alley franchise. He is also a noted author of both fiction and nonfiction books, including the Shamus Award–winning crime novel The Distance and the New York Times bestseller Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.
Check out these helpful links to some of the authors, titles, and events Eddie mentioned:
- Eight Great California Film Noirs
- California Schemin’: a trio of neglected neo-noir films (Eddie’s favorite non-neglected neo-noir: Mulholland Drive)
- Alta’s Noir Special Section
- Noir City International, November 13 — 29, 2020
- California Book Club’s Devil in a Blue Dress event with Walter Mosely, December 17, 5 p.m. Pacific time.
- Oakland Noir, The Distance, and Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (visit EddieMuller.comfor a complete list of his work and projects)
- Eddie’s list of definitive noir writers; Charles Willeford, Patricia Highsmith, Jim Thompson, and David Goodis