TRIVIA FRIDAY: 5 Questions that will Prove you’re a Film Noir Guru

How much of a film noir fan are you?

Are you the occasional viewer, who has seen classics like Touch of Evil and The Third Man, and can spot a few leading antiheroes and heroines of the time? Are you the film buff whose unconditional, all-encompassing love for the art has at times ventured toward the moody domains of film noir? Or are you so unabashedly and madly in love with the genre that you’ve built an encyclopedic knowledge about it, well-versed in details and tidbits that would make a Wikipedia editor proud?

Then take this as a challenge of your skills, a fun one. And try to get them all right, as there will be a reward for you. Come check out our questions for this week!


Welcome to 5 Questions that will Prove you're a Film Noir Guru

1) Orson Welles in Touch of Evil

What was the name of the supposedly bad script Orson Welles rewrote for his masterful Touch of Evil in 1958?
2) A shot from Double Indemnity

When Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett submitted their film treatment for Double Indemnity to the Hays Office, what did the office object to, among other things?
3) A shot from The Big Sleep

What detail about bookseller Arthur Gwynn Geiger was only mentioned in Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel The Big Sleep, but not in Howard Hawks’ 1946 film of the same name, adapted from the book?
4) A Shot from The Woman in the Window

What was the originally planned ending for Fritz Lang’s 1944 masterpiece The Woman in the Window, later altered to comply with the Production Code?
5) Orson Welles stars in The Third Man

What real life figure inspired author Graham Greene in creating Harry Lime, the iconic protagonist of Carol Reed’s The Third Man (played by Orson Welles)?




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Vanes Naldi

Spent over a decade discussing the merits (and lack thereof!) of Korean cinema and television on several websites and publications. Translator, digital marketer and social media strategist by day, roamer of the moody chiaroscuro worlds of film noir by night.

A shot from the 1947 film noir Odd Man Out

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