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Posts tagged: murder

Profiling Othello

Former FBI profiler (and model for Jack Crawford in Silence of the Lambs) John E. Douglas worked with Patrick Steward on understand Othello’s motivation.

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Manhunter on The Projection Booth

Manhunter on The Projection Booth

Mike White, Rob St. Mary and the Mysterious Mr. X take a look at Michael Mann’s Manhunter with special guests Tom Noonan, Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick and Prof. Jonathan Rayner  at The Projection Booth.

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101 Masterpieces: The Talented Mr. Ripley

101 Masterpieces: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Mental Floss takes an in-depth look at Patricia Highsmith and The Talented Mr. Ripley. “With the charming sociopath Ripley, she’d created a new type of character entirely. In five novels over the next four decades, he’d become not only her most acclaimed and memorable creation but the prototype for a new kind of antihero: the unlikable, immoral, cold-blooded killer we can’t help but like anyway.…

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Interview with Natsuo Kirino

Interview with Natsuo Kirino

Japan Review interviews Natsuo Kirino, an author best known for her dark crime novels:  “I don’t think I exclusively tell stories of women criminals. However, being a woman in this society is mainly an anonymous existence. I don’t think the fact that the environment is such that women are nameless and overlooked is a good thing. For example, a young man once told me that until he read Out, he…

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Female Friendship and the Slenderman Stabbing

Female Friendship and the Slenderman Stabbing

“[The Slenderman Stabbing] appears to echo patterns of behavior—belief in culturally-supported fantasies, tightly-cathected bonds between young women, an intensity of connection that has occasionally led to violence—that have occurred repeatedly, in various forms, throughout history and around the world. And they happen outside the heterosexual framework we use to understand [Elliot] Rodgers’…

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At the Gutter: Murder and Intuition: Overlooking the Corpses in the Shrubbery

Screen Editor alex watches Miss Marple:

In the opening credits to the PBS series, the camera pans over a watercolor sketch of the quaint English village of St. Mary Mead, accompanied by a pastoral score. It seems so picturesque one might easily overlook the corpse in the shrubbery or the woman giving you the evil eye from her veranda.

At the Gutter: Murder in the (Fantastical) Big City

This week at the Gutter, James smashes together some genres and investigates murder mysteries in urban fantasy crime scenes “and, at first glance, it’s a meeting of true minds.”

At the Gutter: Born in Blood

This week Comics Editor Carol writes about 3 men born in blood: Catman Thomas Blake, Dexter Morgan and Batman.

I’ve been watching Dexter, and thinking about Thomas Blake, Catman in Gail Simone’s comic, Secret Six (DC, 2008-2011). With his tousled blond hair and predatory grin, Michael C. Hall would make an excellent candidate for any portrayal of Catman.  But there are deeper resonances than physical resemblance.