|And this, too, |
shall pass away
Can't believe no one (pardon the double-negative) has mentioned "Bosch" as great modern noir.
|Why don’t you fix your little |
problem and light this candle
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it. -Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joshua Painter Played by Senator Fred Thompson
The Mask of Dimitrious: Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Zachary Scott
Murder My Sweet: William Powell
Saboture: Bob Cumings
Just getting into this....started episode 1 yesterday, but yeah, I can see it!
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." - Oscar Wilde
"A nation can survive fools, even ambitious ones. But it cannot survive treason from within. . . ." - Cicero
In no particular order:
The Big Sleep
Devil In A Blue Dress
Laughing in the face of danger is all well and good until danger laughs back.
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.
"Never complain about getting old; it is a privilege denied to many." - Anonymous.
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.
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.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Jim Shugart,
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. - George Bernard Shaw
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“Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.”--Adam Smith, born June 16, 1723
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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I concur. It is funny to see him in nonconventional roles as well. Enjoyed those roles such as Thunder Road and Angel Face.
!. The Killing
2. The Asphalt Jungle
Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet . . .
|Too clever by half|
Payback with Mel Gibson.
"We have a system that increasingly taxes work, and increasingly subsidizes non-work" - Milton Friedman
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.
"The world's in a bad way, my man,
And bound to be worse before it mends;
Better lie up in the mountain here
Four or five centuries,
While the stars go over the lonely ocean" - Robinson Jeffers
|Once a Marine, |
always a Marine
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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I did not know that.
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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