publication date: Friday, May 4, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Literature

clue: By the time she dreamed up con artist Tom Ripley, Alfred Hitchcock had already adapted her first novel into a film in 1951.

explanation: Highsmith wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley and four other novels about the character, as well as Strangers on a Train. more…

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