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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Underrated Detective/Mysteries - Marlee Walters

Marlee Walters is an aspiring archivist at Pratt Institute in New York. When not in a library or an archive with old things, you can find her live-tweeting all nine seasons of The X Files. Follow her in library school and her scholarly efforts at marleewalters.com. For casually comprehensive discussions of classic films, follow picturespoilers.wordpress.com. And for the aforementioned X Files and other tweets, @MarleeWalters.
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Brick (2005)
I know, I know it isn’t a classic, but it is still underrated! Not enough people have seen this movie! But those who have, we’re kind of a cult we love it so much. It’s  neo-noir set in high school and stars Emilie de Ravin (Lost) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (everything, general awesome). The seriousness of the world of these high schoolers is reminiscent of an even more sinisterHeathers. Plus I love JGL’s informant, known as “The Brain.”

Green for Danger (1946)
An English detective mystery set in a rural hospital. After a mysterious patient death, an inspector from Scotland Yard arrives and everyone is a suspect. The doctors and nurses play out their own dramas, as more people die.

Cape Fear (1962)
The only film where I think Robert Mitchum played a role he was born to play. (He always looks sort of creepy, you know?) Mitchum plays a convicted rapist who stalks the family of the man who sent him to jail (Gregory Peck). Remade in 1991 by Martin Scorsese with Nick Nolte, Robert De Niro, and Jessica Lange.

Above Suspicion (1943)
Joan Crawford is an espionage thriller! Yes, it happened. Fred MacMurray plays her newly minted husband, and their honeymoon turns into a dangerous spying mission behind enemy lines.

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