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'80s 'point-and-click' works well when playing whodunit games

...you needed, then figuring out how to use them. One of the first such games was 1985's Deja Vu, a tribute to hard-boiled detective novels. It was the perfect combination of genres, since detective work basically involves searching for clues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/08/ent_115618.shtml
Things to Do
Movies that tell back story reveal our heroes' motivation

...bravado. Though we marvel and thrill at the feats of superheroes and secret agents, fearless gunfighters and hard-boiled detectives, watching them go through the established motions of saving the day, dame or game is often less satisfying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/09/uhl_103756.shtml
Steven Uhles
'Final Fantasy' is big break for digital actors

...characters in other animated movies, director Sakaguchi said. Aside from a sequel, he'd like to see Ross play a hard-boiled detective. Her love interest in "Final Fantasy," the chiseled military officer Gray Edwards (voiced by Alec Baldwin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/14/tec_318749.shtml
XXX Technology
Numeral brings only confusion to the conspiratorial plot in 'The Number 23'

...of an ordinary Everyman, Walter Sparrow (played by Jim Carrey), who believes he has been or is becoming the hard-boiled detective protagonist in a second-hand novel, The Number 23 sets up both an interesting premise and characters, both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/26/mov_137125.shtml
Movies
Living briefs

...Coming Saturday COOL NOIR IT'S THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUTHOR DASHIELL HAMMETT'S THE MALTESE FALCON. THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE NOVEL HAS COME A LONG WAY BUT STILL OWES ITS ROOTS TO THE WORKS OF MR. HAMMETT. Coming Sunday PORTION CONTROL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/11/liv_447000.shtml
Life & style
Sam Spade would get a laugh

...Blonde, an amalgam of every chain-smoking, doe-eyed, devil-in-a-red-dress temptress that ever led a hard-boiled detective off the path of righteousness, said that giving in to the sometimes ridiculous fixtures of noir affords Gunmetal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/20/app_313869.shtml
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