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After Dark My Sweet

Special Guests: James Foley & Robert Redlin

Guest Co-Host: Robert Polito

Based on a novel by hardboiled scribe Jim Thompson, James Foley’s After Dark My Sweet is a neo-noir from 1990 starring Jason Patric, Bruce Dern, and Rachel Ward. The film tells the tale of Kevin “Kid” Collins, a punchdrunk palooka who falls in with a kidnapping scheme.

We’re joined by Professor Robert Polito, author of the definitive Jim Thompson biography, Savage Art.

Links:

Buy After Dark My Sweet on DVD

Buy After Dark My Sweet by Jim Thompson

Buy Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson by Robert Polito

Music:

“Thirsty for Beer” – ElFilmMaker (AKA Tito & Tarantula)

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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