The Nitrate Diva’s alter ego—or is it the other way around?—Nora Fiore works in the UX industry while flirting with classic movies in her spare time.
After graduating from Middlebury College in 2012, Nora started blogging about film to avoid losing her mind. It didn’t work. But she has been quoted on the subject of classic movies by Newsweek, the L.A. Times, The Ringer, Indiewire, and Vox. So, there’s that.
She has contributed to Blu-ray releases for Indicator, Kino Lorber. Olive Films, and Arrow Academy. Her film-related writing has been featured by Noir City, Flicker Alley, the Criterion Daily, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, among others.
If you wish to contact Nora, you may do so at your own risk here: nitratediva [at] gmail.com.
- Nora is available for hire to write about topics related to film or television (or heavy metalworking machinery, she knows a lot about that, for real). She can also make GIFs and balloon animals (not simultaneously, however).
- She accepts copies of films made before 1965 to review on this site.
- This blog does not host sponsored content or guest posts. Nora usually does not promote festivals or events that she does not plan to attend. Unless it involves nitrate, then she probably won’t be able to resist.
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Nora, could you recommend me to other movies that are like the falcon a mix of mystery and comedy from the 40s?
Sure! “The Ghost Breakers” with Bob Hope comes immediately to mind. If you like the Falcon movies, I think you’ll enjoy the Boston Blackie series, which has a similar B-movie mystery/comedy flair. Although THE THIN MAN movies started in the 1930s, there were a few made in the 1940s. Abbott and Costello made some comedy-mystery hybrids, like “Hold That Ghost” and “Who Done It?” I really enjoy the trio of movies about the Sloanes, a husband and wife team of book dealers who solve crimes, especially “Fast Company” and “Fast and Loose,” although they’re from the 1930s, not the 1940s.
Thanks for the recommendations. I have the bob hope movie and cat and canary and the two abbot and Costello films. I have all the Charlie chan and mr motto movies. Also all the Sherlock Holmes movies with basil rathbone. I have all the saint and falcon movies. Also 13 guest, one frightened night, ghost and the guest, a couple of Bowery boys,mr Wong collection, and I know of Boston blackie and the thin man. I’ll definitely pick up Boston blackie as it looks good. I also have ” footsteps in the dark” with Errol Flynn now that’s very good. ( comedy, suspense, and more wise cracks than you can shake a stick at. ) I love that and that’s what I’m lookin for . So if you no of anymore that would be great as I’m sure there must be loads of movies with suspense and wise cracking moments that I don’t know of. I don’t mind if thy are in the 30s 40s. So if you have anymore recommendations its much appreciated !! Thankyou again.