Monday, July 23, 2012

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NOIR, PART 4

In Steven Soderbergh's sexy adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel 'Out of Sight', Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney come from opposite ends of the crime spectrum. Lopez is a Federal Marshal, Clooney an escaped convict. 
Clooney's pickup lines get her attention during their chance opening encounter, locked together in the trunk of a car. 
Clooney does time, wondering what would happen if he and Lopez met under different circumstances.
Here, Lopez is waiting alone in a hotel bar while men try and buy her drinks, when Clooney shows up. . .



They move upstairs...
We all fall in love sometime, somewhere, sometimes with the right person, sometimes with the wrong person. 
Noir is inevitable. 
It's a romantic momentum that can't be stopped. 
The wrong place, the wrong time, the wrong girl.

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