#Noirvember ‘The Big Combo’ (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955)

Predating the percussion based anxiety of Whiplash (2014) and Birdman (2014) by over half a century, a mid-film sequence in The Big Combo suggests the power of violence that leaves no marks. Tied to a chair, Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) is tortured using sound. A hearing aid in one ear as music and voices… Read More #Noirvember ‘The Big Combo’ (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955)