Titus Techera, who hosts a podcast for the American Cinema Foundation on which he and his guests discuss important films of the past and present, invited me back to talk about Otto Preminger’s Laura on his latest episode. (I appeared last month to talk about Vertigo.) Our hour-long chat is is now available on line. Titus and I spoke at length and in detail about several different aspects of Laura, including David Raksin’s score, the once-popular novel by Vera Caspary on which the film is based, and whether or not Laura qualifies as a true film noir. If, like me, you find Laura endlessly rewatchable, you might want to check out the results.
To listen to or download this episode, go here.
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The original theatrical trailer for Laura, starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, and Vincent Price, released in 1944: