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Adam

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Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« on: April 19, 2007, 09:41:12 AM »
A combination of 'essential' and overlooked noir films... based on research, what we've seen and haven't seen, and the counsel of a PhD candidate at Iowa whose focus is noir.

Double Indemnity (1944)
The Killers (1946)
Out of the Past (1947)
Gun Crazy (1949)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 10:07:07 AM »
Excited for this marathon.

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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 10:44:53 AM »
GWAR!!!

I think I will try once more to follow along on this one.  While I got burned - no, singed - with Brick, I look forward to seeing where it came from.
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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 11:03:08 AM »
Great choices! I haven't seen Kiss Me Deadly, but all of the others are are fantastic films.
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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 11:38:14 AM »
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Double Indemnity.  It's one of the movies that made me love film and it's the first movie I saw in my highschool Film History class... :)

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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 12:22:11 PM »
I just TiVo'ed "The Killers" last night, completely at random, because it sounded interesting.  Weird.  Hm.  Maybe I'll play along with this marathon.

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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 12:27:47 PM »
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Double Indemnity.  It's one of the movies that made me love film and it's the first movie I saw in my highschool Film History class... :)
The delivery of Fred MacMurray's lines in this film is amazing. Quintessential Noir dialog!

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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 01:11:19 PM »
Those are all great films, have you guys not seen any of them, adamandsam?  I thought Double Indemnity had turned up on some Top 5's before. . . .
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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2007, 01:35:30 PM »
I have seen DI and Out of the Past. I believe Sam is coming in totally fresh.
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Re: Film Noir Marathon - Lineup
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007, 07:30:02 PM »
A combination of 'essential' and overlooked noir films...

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I guess you could make a case for one of them being overlooked.
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