publication date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Movies

clue: This writer-director can turn out neo-noir films both large like Inception and The Dark Knight and small like Following and Memento.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, and Aaron Shurtleff

Goo Noir 2: It feels good to be back in black! Ever since the original noir genre tapered off in the 1950s, writers and filmmakers have kept returning to the dark theme. These five goos are famous for their work in neo-noir.

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Kathleen Turner

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Robert De Niro

The star of Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Heat, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Angel Heart, and countless other dark films might be the king of neo-noir. Go »

Bobcat Goldthwait

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James and Oliver Phelps

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Andrew Garfield

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James Ellroy

He channeled his grief over his mother's murder into a novel about the Black Dahlia case, and went on to expose more of L.A.'s confidential secrets. Go »

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