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Candidate for Murder

A film-noir unpacking the various self-reflexive thoughts one might fall victim to after committing the ultimate sin, with a twist ending.

Amateur film 1951 6 mins

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Foreboding shadows and ominous music are the introduction of this classic noir-style amateur short. The narration muses on the deathly quiet of London at night, with dramatic images of nightime docks and moonlit streets. The reveal of the twist ending and the unreliable narrator would make Roald Dahl proud. The accompanying soundtrack was recorded on a cellulose nitrate transcription disc.