Edouard Saroyan plays piano in a rinky dink honky tonk in Paris when he used to tickle the ivories in the best concert halls. We see his fall from grace and into the icy hands of fate in this adaptation of David Goodis's Down There by François Truffaut.
Joining us from the streets of Philadelphia this week is Professor Richard Edwards who discusses the French New Wave, Goodis, and the nature of film noir.
Buy The Maltese Touch of Evil by Shannon Clute and Richard Edwards
Listen to Clute & Edwards's podcast, Out of the Past
Buy David Goodis's Shoot the Piano Player
Buy François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player
Buy Larry Withers's David Goodis: To A Pulp
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Video from Noircon 2012!