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Can't believe no one (pardon the double-negative) has mentioned "Bosch" as great modern noir.
 
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The Mask of Dimitrious: Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Zachary Scott

Murder My Sweet: William Powell

Saboture: Bob Cumings
 
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Can't believe no one (pardon the double-negative) has mentioned "Bosch" as great modern noir.


Just getting into this....started episode 1 yesterday, but yeah, I can see it!


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In no particular order:

The Big Sleep
Devil In A Blue Dress
Maltese Falcon


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Not well versed in the classics but I absolutely love LA Confidential.


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Saw this one a few nights ago...

"Nightmare Alley" - 1947. Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell.


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Saw the Killing the other night. Highly reccomend viewing. Timothy Carey as the guy that shoots the horse is incredible. His looks and demeanor are eccentric, borderline psychotic and just creepy. TCM has a clip on their site.
 
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Out of the Past is right up there.


Edited to add: That's a great frame. It sort of epitomizes the whole Film Noir style, IMHO.

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946 version)


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Robert Mitchum is one of my favorite actors and 'The Night of the Hunter' is one of my favorite noir films.


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Mitchum is at his best as a bad guy. Max Cady in the original Cape Fear.


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Mitchum is at his best as a bad guy. Max Cady in the original Cape Fear.


I concur. It is funny to see him in nonconventional roles as well. Enjoyed those roles such as Thunder Road and Angel Face.
 
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!. The Killing

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Payback with Mel Gibson.




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That's not film noir.

The term Film Noir refers to a stylistic movement in films made from 1940 to 1959- if a film does not fall within this time range, its not film noir, no matter the style or subject matter of the film. End of story.


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That's not film noir.

The term Film Noir refers to a stylistic movement in films made from 1940 to 1959- if a film does not fall within this time range, its not film noir, no matter the style or subject matter of the film. End of story.


I think a lot of people confuse the term with genre, which is what I did until I read your explanation. Thank you for that.


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That's not film noir.

The term Film Noir refers to a stylistic movement in films made from 1940 to 1959- if a film does not fall within this time range, its not film noir, no matter the style or subject matter of the film. End of story.


I did not know that.

Wondering, would Casablanca qualify, or is it a different style we are looking for?


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Wondering, would Casablanca qualify, or is it a different style we are looking for?


Some argue yes. I say no, though I'd like to hear what the Skipper has to say. BTW, even though it is difficult to follow (and far from the best), my favorite film noir is The Big Sleep.
 
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