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Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« on: October 26, 2015, 02:54:12 PM »
Time to watch, review and discuss the "crime thrillers" and "murder dramas" of the 40's and 50's.  As well as the gangster pictures of the 30's, late noirs of the early 60's, neo-noirs of the 70's and beyond, and anything in between.  Since noir is different things to different people, if you feel like it belongs here, then it probably does.

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Alias Nick Beal
All the King's Men
Behind Green Lights
Beware, My Lovely

The Blue Gardenia
Blues in the Night
Cause For Alarm!
Cry of the City
The Damned Don't Cry
Deadline at Dawn
Farewell My Lovely
Hangmen Also Die
Hoodlum Empire

The House Across the Bay
It Always Rains on Sunday
Johnny Apollo
Just Off Broadway
Kiss Me Deadly
The Man Who Cheated Himself
Moontide
Murder is My Beat
No Way Out
Not As a Stranger
Obsession
Reign of Terror
Riffraff
Road House
Side Street
Slightly Honorable
Somewhere in the Night
Station West
Talk About a Stranger
The Turning Point
Two Smart People
Whirlpool


Beavermoose
The Big Heat (1953)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Laura (1944)
Wicked City (1987)

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Ace in the Hole
The Asphalt Jungle
The Big Heat
The Killing
The Lady from Shanghai

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Double Indemnity

JakeIsntFake
The Night of the Hunter

Jared
Marked Woman
Moontide
Mulholland Falls

Shockproof

MartinTeller
The Face Behind the Mask
Larceny
No Man's Woman
Revolt in the Big House

PeacefulAnarchy
The Accused
Alias Nick Beal
The Amazing Mr. X
Among the Living
Another Man's Poison
Appointment With Danger
The Argyle Secrets
Baby Face Nelson
Backfire
The Big Steal
Black Tuesday
Blonde Ice
Bluebeard
The Blue Lamp
Blueprint For Murder
Bodyguard
Born to Be Bad
Caged
The Clay Pigeon
A Colt is My Passport
Crime in the Streets
The Crooked Way
Cry Vengeance
Cutter's Way
Daisy Kenyon
Dangerous Crossing
Dead End
Deadline U.S.A.
Decoy
Detektiv Downs
Devil in a Blue Dress
Devil's Doorway
The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Dial 1119
Dillinger
Don't Bother to Knock
Experiment Perilous
Fall Guy
The Fallen Sparrow
Female on the Beach
The Ghost Ship
Guest in the House
The Guilty
Guilty Bystander
The Harder They Fall
I, The Jury
I Want to Live
I Was a Communist For the FBI
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Illegal
A Kiss Before Dying
Knock on Any Door
Lady on a Train
The Lawless
The Lost Moment
Man Hunt
Manhunter
The Man I Love
The Medium
Mine Own Executioner
Moontide
Murder is My Beat
Mysterious Intruder
Night Editor
Nowehere To Go
Obsession
One Way Street
The Other Woman
Please Murder Me
The Power of the Whistler
Ramrod
Rawhide
Reign of Terror
The Return of the Whistler
Riot in Cell Block 11
Ruthless
The Secret of the Whistler
Shield For Murder
Shockproof
Shoot to Kill
Sleep, My Love
Specter of the Rose
Split Second
Strange Impersonation
Station West
The Strange Woman
Strangers in the Night
The Tall Target
They Won't Believe Me
The Thirteenth Hour
The Threat
Time Without Pity
Trapped
The Two Mrs. Carrolls
Two of a Kind
The Underworld Story
The Verdict
Voice of the Whistler
Walk Softly, Stranger
The Well
Whispering Footsteps
The Whistler
Without Warning
A Woman's Secret


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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 02:54:48 PM »
Since we have a lot of new people this year, and people who may not be sure what Noir is, I suggest a campaign to get everyone to watch, re-watch, and/or post a review of the film known as the Gold Standard of Film-Noir, Double Indemnity.

Was looking for a list of Film Noir Essentials. Of the following, which titles don't belong and what are some obvious popular choices (as opposed to personal ones) that are missing.
Ace in the Hole
The Asphalt Jungle
The Big Heat
The Big Sleep
Double Indemnity
Gun Crazy
In a Lonely Place
The Killing
Kiss Me Deadly
Mildred Pierce
The Night of the Hunter
Laura
Notorious
Out of the Past
Strangers on a Train
Sunset Blvd.
Sweet Smell of Success
The Third Man
Touch of Evil
White Heat
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 03:19:46 PM »
I'd call Detour essential.

My participation in Noir-vember since I started it five years ago:

2010 - 48
2011 - 58
2012 - 50
2013 - 15
2014 - 10

This year, I'll be surprised if I do more than 2.  Not only is my interest in movies waning, but it's pretty much bottom of the barrel for me at this point.  I've still got a bunch of noir on my watchlist, however none of them are ones I'm dying to see.

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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 03:20:32 PM »
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 05:03:07 PM »
it's pretty much bottom of the barrel for me at this point.  I've still got a bunch of noir on my watchlist, however none of them are ones I'm dying to see.
I'm getting close to this point too, though my interest in movies was revived a couple of months ago. I remember you had a list of favourite noirs somewhere, could you remind me where it is or repost it? I'm going to finish TSPDT 250 noirs this month and could use some recs that aren't on that list.

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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 06:25:41 PM »
I remember you had a list of favourite noirs somewhere, could you remind me where it is or repost it? I'm going to finish TSPDT 250 noirs this month and could use some recs that aren't on that list.

Here is my list, but almost all of these are on the TSPDT list too.

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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 06:47:33 PM »
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Hmmm. Yeah, it's probably just me who never thought too highly of it. Would love to get MT and PA on this. Best 2 out of 3.


I wonder about Detour as well. Seems like writing on that film centers on Ann Savage's 'hold nothing back' performance. I can see it being mentioned on 2nd level like The Narrow Margin, Scarlet Street and The Lady from Shanghai.


Martin, you've been slowly fading away from here. And yeah, it's kind of sad but also unavoidable. You've got such an awesome wife who deserves more of your attention. Noir-vember was coming and I knew that along with the launch of the thread would be a reminder that you're not around as much as you used to be. There's probably nothing we're going to watch that you haven't already seen, but there are people who create great conversation and you are more one who kicks things off with a bunch of great talking points.  :'(

Still it's better than just dropping off the map like smirnoff. And at least we didn't say something to drive you away.

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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 06:51:07 PM »
Since we have a lot of new people this year, and people who may not be sure what Noir is, I suggest a campaign to get everyone to watch, re-watch, and/or post a review of the film known as the Gold Standard of Film-Noir, Double Indemnity.

Was looking for a list of Film Noir Essentials. Of the following, which titles don't belong and what are some obvious popular choices (as opposed to personal ones) that are missing.
Ace in the Hole
The Asphalt Jungle
The Big Heat
The Big Sleep
Double Indemnity
Gun Crazy
In a Lonely Place
The Killing
Kiss Me Deadly
Mildred Pierce
The Night of the Hunter
Laura
Notorious
Out of the Past
Strangers on a Train
Sunset Blvd.
Sweet Smell of Success
The Third Man
Touch of Evil
White Heat

I should definitely participate given I've only seen about half of these.

I'm not sure if Night of the Hunter belongs both because of its content and because it is truly terrible.

Also, on a semi-related note, I just picked up a copy of The Naked City for your Top 100, 1SO. :)
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2015, 07:49:58 PM »
These are the ones I'm planning on:


Act of Violence
Born to Kill
Murder My Sweet
Raw Deal
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Re: Noir-vember Group Marathon 2015
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2015, 08:29:18 PM »
Are you capping it at a certain date? If not, Chinatown should be on the list.

I'd also include Point Blank and The Long Goodbye.

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