Mar 17, 2015
JAMES DAVID PATRICK, he of the James Bond Social Media Project,
#Bond_age_, returns to the show to discuss a phase of film very
near and dear to his heart. Cocaine Noir, or Neon Noir,
encapsulates a type of sleazy, sexy, violent thriller popular
throughout the 1980s and through to the mid-1990s. We define it,
explore the films that shaped this sub-genre, and talk about the
filmmakers and actors and actresses that made these unforgettable
B-pictures cult favorites.
Music on this podcast:
Artist: Wang Chung
Song: To Live and Die in L.A.
Song: Dance Hall Days
Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. No money is made from this podcast.
Broad definition: Semi-erotic B-grade thrillers and crime dramas
from the 80’s and early 90’s (1995 or '96 was about the end of the
Directly inspired by the 40’s/50’s film noirs.
Gratuitous nudity, often for no specific narrative purpose.
Low-ish budget burners that require no special effects beyond amazing beyond hair products.
Often drugs/drug-related plots/sub-plots
Topics / Films & Directors/Actors/Actresses Discussed:
sweaty human bodies
video rental generation
R-rated adult drama
Brian De Palma
The Big Easy
No Way Out
8 Million Ways to Die
Color of Night
To Live and Die in L.A.
Romeo Is Bleeding
Dressed To Kill
The Long Goodbye
Cohen & Tate