Turner Classic Movies Adds Film Noir Programmer Eddie Muller as On-Air Host (EXCLUSIVE)

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by Meredith Brody
January 26, 2014 5:27 PM
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Eddie Muller

At the Saturday night screening of "Noir City" in San Francisco, Eddie Muller revealed that he will be joining Turner Classic Movies as an on-air host. Muller appeared on TCM last January to present a four-film "Night in Noir City," which was so successful that he was invited back in June to host TCM's "Friday Night Spotlight" showcasing 16 films by such noir writers as Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain.

A jubilant Muller said that the most important thing about his three-year contract was that it was non-exclusive, meaning that he could continue to do his work restoring films with the Film Noir Foundation -- the announcement was made by treasurer Alan K. Rode -- and presenting film noir festivals around the world.  As Muller wrote in his introduction to the 12th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, "...TCM has provided valuable behind-the-scenes help to the FNF's restoration and preservation efforts. "I'm pleased and proud to have such a significant ally."

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3 Comments

  • Eric Kane | January 27, 2014 10:10 PMReply

    Saw his last TCM gig. He doesn't exactly light up the screen.

  • r. Davidson | January 27, 2014 7:57 PMReply

    Hooray...the Noir the merrier.

  • Gordon S. Miller | January 27, 2014 5:30 PMReply

    how is reporting a public announcement considered an exclusive?

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