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Old 02-23-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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Whats Your Fav Film Noir!

Well my favorite is defiantly The Setup. Every time I see it I get chills at the last scene.

A close second is Murder, My Sweet...

Anyways what is yours?
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:49 AM   #2
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My favorite is probably Double Indemnity. But I love a lot of the other classics, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Laura, Sunset Blvd, The Lady From Shanghai, Gilda....so a lot. It's one of my favorite genres.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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Don't have specifics, but I do especially like The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and The Dark Knight (if you consider the latter to be full film noir).
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #5
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My favorite is probably Double Indemnity. But I love a lot of the other classics, The Maltese Falcon,

Same here
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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I wouldn't really consider The Dark Knight film noir.

Double Indemnity and Maltese Falcon our fantastic!
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:17 PM   #7
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As far as true film noir is concerned, it has to be SUNSET BOULEVARD.

As far as neo-noir is concerned, it's definitely Polanski's CHINATOWN, with a nod to Godard's BREATHLESS and Scorcese's TAXI DRIVER.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:43 PM   #8
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Chinatown is amazing. In terms of more recent neo hours, I have to go with L.A. Confidential and Basic Instinct.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #9
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The Maltese Falcon and Out of the Past are my favorite "real" film noir pictures.
I've gotta mention Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Who Framed Roger Rabbit though.

Despite loving most film noir, I'm not a big fan of Chinatown. Perhaps I was expecting too much from it, but I felt kind of let down after seeing it. Maybe a second viewing would make me appreciate it more.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:53 PM   #10
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I'm a big fan of film noir and The Maltese Falcon easily gets my vote. It's a great film and Bogart's performance is nothing short of brilliant.
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"Touch of Evil"
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #12
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The Maltese Falcon, for sure. If you love the movie, then take the time to read the novel; you won't regret it!
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:01 PM   #13
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Tha Maltese Falcon and The Asphalt Jungle are my two favorites.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #14
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"Touch of Evil"

Touch of Evil was not my favorite. I don't know, it just kind of fell flat for me. Loved that opening shot though. So good.

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I've gotta mention Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Who Framed Roger Rabbit though.

Haha, yes. Two of my favorites as well.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:50 PM   #15
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"Touch of Evil"

I'm with you all the way. Also, speaking of Orson, I'd argue for The Third Man as Euro Noir.

Hard not to love Sunset Boulevard, for that matter.

I'm with those who were left cold by Chinatown.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #16
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I wouldn't really consider The Dark Knight film noir.



Well I consider it film noir all the way up for me!!

As for the others:

The Maltese Falcon
The Public Enemy
Angels With Dirty Faces
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Batman (1989)
Batman Begins
The Incredibles

Films I consider to be Film Noir:
The Great Mouse Detective
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Casablanca


I need to watch more of it because I am just fascinated by that genre.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:51 AM   #17
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well then thats fine with me!

I think the closet thing that has touched the classic noir category is the Coen Brothers The Man Who Wasn't There.
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Touch of Evil was not my favorite. I don't know, it just kind of fell flat for me. Loved that opening shot though. So good.
Yeah, the opening shot is a classic.

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I'm with you all the way. Also, speaking of Orson, I'd argue for The Third Man as Euro Noir.
"The Third Man" is right up there! Speaking of "Euro Noir", who here is a fan of Jean-Pierre Melville? My faves:

Bob, le Flambeur (1956)
Le Doulous (1962)
Le Samourai (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:30 PM   #21
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I'd have to say The Maltese Falcon for classic noir. For neo noir, Blade Runner and Who Framed Roger Rabbit are great.
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