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Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« on: October 24, 2011, 11:05:58 AM »
Last year's thread was fairly successful, let's give it another go.  Post here if you wanna participate, I'll maintain the first post with links to your reviews.

1SO
Pushover
The Lineup
Act of Violence
Mystery Street
99 River Street
The Big Clock
Armored Car Robbery

Antares
The House on 92nd Street
The House on Telegraph Hill
House of Bamboo
Road House

Beavermoose
Detour
Gun Crazy
This Gun for Hire
Kiss Me Deadly
Red Rock West
Sexy Beast

edgar00
Murder, My Sweet
Out of the Past
Gun Crazy
The Set-Up
The Asphalt Jungle

jrod
The Singing Detective
The File on Thelma Jordon
My Name Is Julia Ross
Gaslight (1940)
The Breaking Point
The Big Knife
The House on Telegraph Hill
The Mob
Framed
Pitfall
The Web
Road House
Batman: Year One
Beware, My Lovely
Party Girl
Murder by Contract
Jeopardy
Possessed

MartinTeller
Guest in the House
Experiment Perilous
Make Haste to Live
Cry Vengeance
The Capture
Bluebeard
Lady on a Train
Devil in a Blue Dress
Bewitched
I Died a Thousand Times
Knock on Any Door
Sleep, My Love
Under the Gun
Gaslight (1940)
A Double Life
Shakedown
Loophole
Chicago Deadline
Scene of the Crime
Without Warning!
Storm Fear
House of Numbers
Blue Velvet
Hell's Island
The Crooked Way
The Bribe
New York Confidential
Three Strangers
The Lawless
Hoodlum Empire
Manhandled
The Gangster
Shockproof
Fear
The 13th Letter
Murder Is My Beat
Baby Face Nelson
No Man of Her Own
Bad for Each Other
The Glass Wall
Johnny Eager
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Strange Fascination
Night Without Sleep
The Long Wait
Naked Alibi
Quicksand
Highway 301
I Wouldn't Be In Your Shoes
Convicted
The Beat Generation
Women's Prison
Over-Exposed
Whistle Stop
A Woman's Secret
Bodyguard
Abandoned
The People Against O'Hara

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
In a Lonely Place
The Killing

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The Lodger
Hangover Square
Party Girl
Tension
He Walked By Night
I Walk Alone
Dead Reckoning
The Enforcer
The American Friend
Beat the Devil
The Chase
When Strangers Marry
The Locket
Nightfall
The Burglar
Too Late for Tears
The Window
Champion
99 River Street
The Prowler
M
Pitfall
Cornered
Born to Kill
Odds Against Tomorrow
Cry of the City
I Wake Up Screaming
Phantom Lady
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
The File on Thelma Jordon
Fear in the Night
Berlin Express
The Woman on Pier 13
Woman on the Beach
Hollow Triumph

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The Big Combo
99 River Street
Scarlet Street
Out of the Past

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The Big Heat

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Body Heat
The Blue Dahlia
Jackie Brown
Key Largo
Murder My Sweet
The Bad and the Beautiful
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 11:09:39 AM »
Having completed the "They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?" list, I'll mostly be concentrating on their "More American Noir Films (Category A)" list.  There's 86 on the list I haven't seen yet so I certainly don't expect to complete it in one month, but I should be able to make a good dent in it.
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 05:53:34 PM »
The best marathon month by far...I'm in.
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 06:12:52 PM »
I need 30 to get to the halfway mark on the 250 noirs list so that's my goal. I'm in.

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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 09:57:35 PM »
I'll do 10 noir films. 5 noir 5 neonoir

1. This Gun For Hire
2. Kiss Me Deadly
3. The Asphalt Jungle
4. Gun Crazy
5. Detour
6. The Grifters
7. Bound
8. Red Rock West
9. Lone Star
10. Sexy Beast
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 05:01:47 AM »
I like Sexy Beast as neo-noir, good way of looking at it. 1,2,3 & 5 I have seen recently and I'm positive on all of them. There's a little connection of picking up woman in cars and things taking a turn for the worse in 2&5. Kiss Me Deadly is nuts and I have grown very fond of it. Ralph Meeker is a bit of a star. I'll put Gun Crazy on my list.
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 08:00:24 AM »
black film!
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 12:05:12 PM »
Okay, thanks to Martin's Top 100 Noir List and my own netflix queue, I've come up with these titles:

The Big Combo
Ace in the Hole
Out of the Past
Night and the City
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Kansas City Confidential
The Naked City
The Wrong Man
Scarlet Street
The Woman in the Window
99 River Street
Odd Man Out
Killer's Kiss


I might be open for a few more, but I'm already being ambitious in thinking I'll get through these before the end of the month.
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 12:01:09 PM »
The House on 92nd Street (1945) 3/5 - A few years ago I purchased a set from Twentieth Century Fox Home Video containing all the previous releases in their Fox Film Noir collection. The funny thing is, is that only about 30% of the films in the collection are true film noirs. The House on 92nd Street falls into the other 70%. I couldn't find one element in this film that could be described as noirish, but putting that aside, it is a decent crime procedural. The plot takes place just before the beginning of World War II and the FBI are looking for an agent to infiltrate a cell of Nazi spies working in New York City. The agent selected, Bill Dietrich (William Eythe), is of German descent and is given the proper credentials to be accepted into the Nazi espionage training schools in Germany. After his training is completed, he returns to America and becomes a double agent for the FBI. The remainder of the film finds him working for both sides, as his credentials from Berlin give him access to a suspected spy ring operating out of a fashion shop on 92nd street. But all the pieces of the puzzle seem to come just a little too easily as the film progresses, and by the end, you feel like you've watched a Cliff Notes version of a potentially better story. I just wish that there was a little more distraction thrown in to make it a little more interesting.
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2011
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 12:06:09 PM »
I'm in full agreement, I actually scored it a little bit lower (5/10).  Very dry, dull, flat.  I like Lydia St. Clair and Lloyd Nolan though.

Fox wasn't a big noir studio, so they've crammed a lot of borderline titles into their "Fox Film Noir" line.  14 Hours doesn't really belong either, but I like it so much I included it in my top 100 noirs.  Maybe it'll get bumped off by something from this marathon.
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