A few weeks ago the excellent movie site Wonders in the Dark conducted a poll of its resident experts to come up with a list of the 101 greatest romantic movies of all time. I’ve seen the list, and my only significant quibble is that Richard Curtis’s Love, Actually, which would be #1 on my own list, doesn’t appear on it. A good number of the movies come from within the noir canon, or thereabouts.
Yesterday WitD began posting the essays the site has commissioned on these movies, beginning with #101, Ghost (1990; essay by Sam Juliano). Today the movie is #100, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988; essay by Dean Treadway). The essays are being run daily, Monday thru Friday, until the Grand Finale on Monday October 6.
Despite the fact that a handful of the essays will be by moi, this looks to be an extraordinarily useful resource, and one of abiding value. I’ll try to post daily updates/links here, but really you’d be best off subscribing to WitD‘s email alerts.