July 28, 2009

"Killers Kill, Dead Men Die": A Star Studded Film Noir Masterpiece Photoshoot by Annie Leibovitz and Michael Roberts

Legendary photographers Annie Leibovitz and Michael Roberts created an exquisite star-studded 33 page portfolio film noir masterpiece for the March 2007 Vanity Fair Hollywood issue. Killers Kill, Dead Men Die is a mysterious film noir classic that probably was. Or could have been. Or never was. Or still is but never will be...You get the gist of it? Me neither. Thing is that nobody seems to know anything concrete about this film.

Vanity Fair noted:

"... Every element of the genre is here: The Femme Fatale, sultry, scheming, and doped up on tranquilizers; The Private Dick, crawling through the gutter in search of a diamond garter; The Chanteuse and The Champ; The Doll and The Aristocrat; The Spy who knows too little and The Moll who knows too much; mistaken identity and double indemnity; high life and low society; shocking—though possibly nonsensical—plot turns; despair, lust, blood violence, and the cruel fist of fate. Finally, lurking in the shadows behind all this is the menacing figure of The Killer. And what does he do? Why, he does what all killers do: he kills."

Vanity Fair

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