It would seem the fine folks over at FilmClassics are holding another review writing contest. FilmClassics held a contest earlier in the Summer, with the subject of classic screwball comedy. I wrote a piece on the relatively little-known Stanwyck/Fonda film The Mad Miss Manton. Well guess what? In a battle to the finish I came up victorious and received a snazzy, shiny banner to post on my blog (it hangs proudly in the sidebar as we speak).
The subject this time around is classic film noir, so hearing this, loving the noir genre and being a rather competitive person in nature (and wanting another snazzy gold ribbon for my blog), yours truly has decided to enter said contest. My piece this time around is on that most classic of B-pictures, Detour, directed by the indomitable Edgar G. Ulmer and starring the sultry Ann Savage and her dumb-luck patsy Tom Neal. I have three competitors this time around and in the fairness of disclosure (or whatever you want to call it) I would like to give the links for these other three. They are (in no particular order): Anatomy of a Film Noir at Frankly, My Dear; Ministry of Fear at In the Mood; Sunset Blvd. at Forever Classics. Who says I am not fair?
Anyway, you can read my Review Contest Entry Post and let me know what you think by clicking on the button at the end of said post, which will take you to the contest site where one can then vote. You can also jump to FilmClassics right now (where you will find links to both mine and my adversary's reviews - and to be fair, please do read all four) and vote as well. I suppose the main point one should take away from this is to vote vote vote. Vote early and vote often. Actually you can only vote once per IP address, but you get the idea.