About

Nora_in_HollywoodThe Nitrate Diva’s alter ego—or is it the other way around?—Nora Fiore is a writer, translator, and content strategist (yes, that’s really a thing) who hopes you’re mildly impressed by that vague combination. She lives in Vermont and enjoys describing herself in the third person.

After graduating from Middlebury College in 2012, Nora started blogging to avoid losing her mind. It didn’t work, but her film-related writing has been featured by Freshly Pressed, Movie City News, The Cultural Gutter, One Perfect Shot, Flicker Alley, and, on one magical occasion, the Criterion Collection. So, there’s that.

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.
  • No marriage proposals, please. Nora is in a committed relationship with Raymond Chandler’s prose.
  • This blog does not host sponsored content or guest posts. Nora does not promote festivals or events that she had never attended.

You may follow Nora’s—er—The Nitrate Diva’s movie adventures and rants on Twitter and Tumblr (and, if she really has nothing else to do, on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Vine).

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    • 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.

  1. Hi Nora,

    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.

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