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Fanzine from Canada
Ceased publication

- First issue: 2001
- Examines the ''little-seen and under-appreciated in cult, experimental, international, independent and Canadian cinema.''
- Published quarterly by Greg Woods.
- 60 pages, A5 format (first 8 issues). 32 A4 pages from issue 9.
- Website: www.screening-room.ca

Last updated:
13 May 2013
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Garry Malvern

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CONTENTS: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 All (There are undated issues)GALLERIES: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 All (There are undated issues)

Issue 13
It seemed only fitting that the thirteenth issue would devote itself entirely to the dark realm of the enduringly popular category of film noir. Skot Deeming, David Faris, Simon St. Laurent and Greg Woods do a series of articles which explore the chronology of noir. From its roots in German Expressionism to the classic American period (roughly 1940 to 1959), and then showing its influence beyond with the works of Jean-Pierre Melville, and various independent productions, ESR #13 offers another look at the well-studied field of noir, without highlighting the usual titles. After an introductory piece correlating the German Expressionism movement to American film noir, there is an article on the dark mini-budget noirs of Anthony Mann (STRANGE IMPERSONATION; DESPARATE; RAILROADED; RAW DEAL; T-MEN; HE WALKED BY NIGHT). Then the lenghty midsection devoted to the classic period offers reviews of B-noirs, or lesser-remembered A pictures, with an accentuation on their visual attributes as opposed to their scripted themes. Here you will find explorations of : STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940), PHANTOM LADY (1944), DETOUR (1945), BLACK ANGEL (1946), BORN TO KILL (1947), CROSSFIRE (1947), DEAD RECKONING (1947), FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1947), THE LONG NIGHT (1947), THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1948), THE NAKED CITY (1948), THE PITFALL (1948), FOLLOW ME QUIETLY (1949), GUN CRAZY (1949), PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950), TRY AND GET ME! (1950), KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952), THE NARROW MARGIN (1952), PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953), THE BLUE GARDENIA (1953), JAIL BAIT (1954), PUSHOVER (1954), THE BIG COMBO (1955), KILLERS KISS (1955), KISS ME DEADLY (1955), THE CRIMSON KIMONO (1959) 'words on the bottom' studies four noir pictures by the great Jean-Pierre Melville: BOB LE FLAMBEUR (1955); LE DOULOS (1963); LE SAMOURAI (1967); UN FLIC (1972) Our continuing series, 'Ray Dennis Steckler and You' fittingly arrives at the chapter in this gonzo genius' career when he made perhaps his most subdued pictures, the noir homage, BODY FEVER (1969). In '49th Parallel', we examine John Paizs' cracked parody, CRIMEWAVE (1985). 'Notes from the Underground' explores Jon Jost's fascinating no-budget postmodern experiment, ANGEL CITY (1976). And finally, we conclude with 'Print Film', offering reviews of essential books of film noir: Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (Eddie Muller); Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir (Eddie Muller); Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir (Arthur Lyons); and Somewhere In the Night: Film Noir and the American City (Nicholas Christopher)

Issue 12

Issue 11
JAY SCOTT TEN YEARS LATER Remembering the finest film writer who ever lived words on the bottom Roman Polanski's short films MIDNITE MOVIES At last, BLUE SUNSHINE is on DVD RAY DENNIS STECKLER AND YOU Part Four of our serial continues with GOOF ON THE LOOSE and THE LEMON GROVE KIDS DISCOVERIES IN THE DARK The rarest of the rare checks out two banned short films- THE MAKING OF MONSTERS; SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND Robert Kramer's STARTING PLACE -plus our usual columns- SHORT TAKES PRINT FILM TAIL SLATE

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