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« Reply #210 on: September 01, 2011, 01:11:22 PM »
How many top 100s have been recieved Wilson?

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« Reply #211 on: September 01, 2011, 01:20:51 PM »
20 so far, but there's usually quite a late rush so I'm not too concerned.

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« Reply #212 on: September 01, 2011, 01:31:12 PM »
Maybe change it up. Make Noir-vember a dictation month or summit?
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« Reply #213 on: September 01, 2011, 01:40:58 PM »
Maybe change it up. Make Noir-vember a dictation month or summit?

I think most people would have a pretty hard time dictating a noir to me. 
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« Reply #214 on: September 01, 2011, 05:59:47 PM »
Maybe they could find a neo-noir you haven't seen?

Anyway, I was gonna try to irk you by saying the oldest film I'd call noir from my essential films list is Miller's Crossing, but you consider Night of the Hunter to be noir so that is actually the oldest noir on my essential films with Miller's Crossing being second. I can't say Hunter struck me as very noir, which is perhaps part of why I liked it.

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« Reply #215 on: September 01, 2011, 08:34:34 PM »
Anyway, I was gonna try to irk you by saying the oldest film I'd call noir from my essential films list is Miller's Crossing, but you consider Night of the Hunter to be noir so that is actually the oldest noir on my essential films with Miller's Crossing being second. I can't say Hunter struck me as very noir, which is perhaps part of why I liked it.

Yeah, that stuck out to me on the list too, Martin. I adore Night of the Hunter, but it doesn't have the same vibe as the other noir films with which I'm familiar. What for you makes it a factor on a top 100 noir list?

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« Reply #216 on: September 01, 2011, 08:55:59 PM »
We really should have a film noir thread somewhere.
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« Reply #217 on: September 01, 2011, 08:59:17 PM »
Anyway, I was gonna try to irk you by saying the oldest film I'd call noir from my essential films list is Miller's Crossing, but you consider Night of the Hunter to be noir so that is actually the oldest noir on my essential films with Miller's Crossing being second. I can't say Hunter struck me as very noir, which is perhaps part of why I liked it.

Yeah, that stuck out to me on the list too, Martin. I adore Night of the Hunter, but it doesn't have the same vibe as the other noir films with which I'm familiar. What for you makes it a factor on a top 100 noir list?

It's borderline, but despite the somewhat surreal vibe, I think it fits.  Stark, high-contrast photography, man's darker side, evil comes to a small town, aura of doom (until the Lillian Gish part, at least, and even then at times).  It's along the same lines as Sunset Blvd and Laura, being a movie that doesn't really contain what I look for in a noir per se, but is so often lumped in with the genre (and is so damn good) that I give it a little leeway.
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« Reply #218 on: September 02, 2011, 10:57:26 AM »
Just submitted my list. Not sure when I'll make it public information. Probably Sunday.

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« Reply #219 on: September 02, 2011, 02:19:56 PM »
me too...submitted my list last night/this morning. 
i'll post it in the other thread when i finish the countdown on my blog. :)

(should be soon, i've been posting two sets of ten (20) a day)

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