"Fear of Art" winds to a close with this final installment. The plot is resolved, the missing egg is discovered, the seemy art underworld coughs up a truth, and lovers embrace as the music swells and the credits roll.
Here is the "Fear of Art" of great film noirs that I unashamedly stole from to make this flimsy comic. I'm sure you have your own favorites, but If you haven't seen any of these, rent them soon! You won't regret it, kid.
1.. Out of the Past -- A moody and doomed Robert Mitchum sucked into his past, dir. by Jacques Tournier (Cat People, Night of the Demon)
2. The Asphalt Jungle -- brilliant heist movie, directed by John Huston
3. The Maltese Falcon -- Bogart classic, a dame, a bird, and Peter Lorre
4. Double Indemnity -- Fred MacMurray way before My Three Sons
5. Laura -- Beautiful film, a detective falls for a dead woman. It can happen
6. In a Lonely Place -- Weird nightmare you can't wake from
7. Rebecca - Hitchcock directs, as dead ex-wife haunts a mansion
8. The Third Man -- Brilliant!!! Orson Welles as mystery man in post-war Vienna
9. Detour -- Doomed man down on his luck, hitchhikes, then his troubles begin...
10. DOA -- A black-hearted world where everyone's a terminal case
11. Night of the Hunter -- Mitchum again, with Love and Hate knuckle tats
12. Touch of Evil -- Orson Welles, sleezy bordertown crime movie
13. Scarlet Street -- good tight thriller from Edge City
14. Gun Crazy -- natural born nutty crime spree couple, kiss kiss, bang bang
15. Sweet Smell of Success -- Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, in the papers
16. The Killing -- early Kubrick heist movie, clown masks, robbing a racetrack
17. Big Sleep -- Bogart and Bacall can't sleep, stay awake and talk