Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 18, 2017, 01:14:33 AM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Other/Miscellaneous
| |-+  Off-Topic Discussion (Moderators: cigar joe, moviesceleton, Dust Devil)
| | |-+  Film-Noir Discussion/DVD Review Thread
0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 [20] 21 22 ... 100 Go Down Print
Author Topic: Film-Noir Discussion/DVD Review Thread  (Read 373378 times)
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #285 on: July 20, 2008, 02:04:28 AM »

Handy: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/film-noir.htm

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
cigar joe
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12667


easy come easy go


View Profile
« Reply #286 on: July 20, 2008, 03:53:30 AM »

That is handy thanks. Afro

Logged

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #287 on: July 24, 2008, 11:50:02 PM »

Two Vincent Sherman noir-like films come out September 23 in R1: Affair in Trinidad and The Garment Jungle (according to IMDb, this second one is actually a Robert Aldrich film, but with Sherman's name on it). These are part of a new line of "Martini Movies" the Sony is inaugurating. Other films are coming out on the same date. Here's the complete press release:

Quote
SPHE Press Release: Sony launches Martini Movies

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Launches Martini Movies

New Label of Hip and Iconic Films for the Cool Film Lover

First Slate includes The New Centurions, The Anderson Tapes, The Garment Jungle, Affair in Trinidad and $ (Dollars)

For the First Time on DVD in the U.S. on September 23, 2008


Culver City, CA (July 14, 2008) – No matter the decade, there’s a place where icons, idols and the infamous flock for bottomless drinks and over-the-top trysts. Now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invites you back to that place with an intriguing selection of MARTINI MOVIES. Making their U. S. DVD debut in this collection are such cutting-edge films as The New Centurions, The Anderson Tapes, The Garment Jungle, Affair in Trinidad and $(Dollars). The titles in the MARTINI MOVIES collection will be available individually for an SRP of $19.94 each.

Straight men and con artists, radicals and revolutionaries, flacks and scabs: they’re all here, shooting the breeze, working the room , cursing the past and toasting the future. These MARTINI MOVIES feature the work of some of the finest actors and directors of the past fifty years and take us from the dawn of Hollywood to 1970’s Las Vegas con-games.

The New Centurions, based on the debut novel by best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh, is directed by Academy Award® winner Richard Fleischer (1947 Best Feature Documentary, Design for Death; Soylent Green) and stars Academy Award® winner George C. Scott (1971 Best Actor, Patton; Dr. Strangelove) and Academy Award® nominee Jane Alexander (Best Actress in a Leading Role 1984 Testament, 1974 The Great White Hope; Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1980 Kramer vs. Kramer, 1977 All the President’s Men). The Anderson Tapes, based on a novel by award-winning mystery novelist Lawrence Sanders, is directed by Academy Award® nominee Sidney Lument (Best Director, 1983 The Verdict, 1977 Network, 1976 Dog Day Afternoon, 1958 Twelve Angry Men) and stars Academy Award® winner Sean Connery (1988 Best Supporting Actor, The Untouchables; Dr. No, Goldfinger) and Academy Award® nominee Dyan Cannon (Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1970 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, 1980 Heaven Can Wait). The Garment Jungle, a behind the scenes look at the famed New York City garment district, directed by Vincent Sherman (Mr. Skeffington, Old Acquaintance), stars Academy Award® nominees Lee J. Cobb (Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1955 On the Waterfront, 1959 The Brothers Karamazov) and Robert Loggia (1986 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Jagged Edge). Affair in Trinidad, a steamy film nor set in the Carribean, also directed by Vincent Sherman, stars Rita Hayworth (Gilda, Pal Joey) and Glenn Ford (Gilda, Superman). $ (Dollars), a quirky heist comedy, was directed Academy Award® winner Richard Brooks (1961 Best Adapted Screenplay Elmer Gantry; In Cold Blood) and stars Academy Award® winners Warren Beatty (1982 Best Director Reds; Bonnie and Clyde) and Goldie Hawn (1970 Best Actress in a Supporting Role Cactus Flower; Private Benjamin).

Synopses
THE NEW CENTURIONS (1972)
Rookie cop Roy Fehler (Stacy Keach) and seasoned veteran Andy Kilvinski (George C. Scott) patrol the worst ghettos of Los Angeles. Cruising the hood, they bravely face off with hookers, gangsters, druggies and bank robbers. However, when his partner and best friend retires, Fehler discovers how good cops can sometimes turn bad.

THE ANDERSON TAPES (1971)
When Duke Anderson (Sean Connery) gets out of the cooler, he discovers the mother lode in his rich girlfriend’s (Dyan Cannon) ritzy apartment building. With help from a safecracker (Christopher Walken), a decorator and a thug, Duke might be able to pull off the greatest heist yet. What he doesn’t know if that someone is watching his every move and beating him at his own game.

THE GARMENT JUNGLE (1957)
On the mean streets of the garment district in New York City, Alan Mitchell (Kerwin Matthews) discovers that the dress business owned by his father (Lee J. Cobb) is being controlled by the mob. Alan must join forces with rebellious labor union leaders in order to save his family’s company from thugs.

AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (1952)
Rita Hayworth portrays a dancer who, at the cost of damaging her relationship with leading man Glenn Ford, secretly agrees to work in cahoots with the police in an attempt to extract information from a gang of international spies.

$ (DOLLARS) (1971)
The stakes are high when a high-class hooker, Dawn Divine (Goldie Hawn) and a handsome con man, Joe Collins (Warren Beatty), team up for a Hamburg bank heist. They set their targets on the secret stashes of a shady army sergeant, a German drug dealer and a Vegas mobster. But when the crooks realize they’ve been double-crossed, Dawn and Joe must run for their lives in order to keep the loot.

MARTINI MOVIES DVDS INCLUDE “MARTINI MINUTES”
How to Hold Your Liquor
How to Pull Off a Heist
How to Play the Leading Lady
How to Play the Leading Man

The New Centurions is directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Sterling Silliphant, based on a novel by Joseph Wambaugh. With George C. Scott, Stacy Keach and Jane Alexander.

The Anderson Tapes is directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Frank Pierson, based on a novel by Lawrence Sanders. With Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam and Christopher Walken.

The Garment Jungle is directed by Vincent Sherman and written by Harry Kleiner, based on articles by Lester Velie. With Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews, Gia Scala, Richard Boone and Robert Loggia.

Affair in Trinidad is directed by Vincent Sherman and written by James Gunn, Oscar Saul, Berne Giler and Virginia Van Upp. With Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.

$(Dollars) is directed and written by Richard Brooks. With Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn.

"Academy Award®" and "Oscar®" are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

THE NEW CENTURIONS
DVD Catalog #:
26805
DVD UPC Code:
043396-26805-0
DVD Order Date:
8/21/08
DVD SLP:
$19.94
Running Time
103 minutes
Rating
R

THE ANDERSON TAPES
DVD Catalog #:
26807
DVD UPC Code:
043396-26807-4
DVD Order Date:
8/21/08
DVD SLP:
$19.94
Running Time
98 minutes
Rating
PG

THE GARMENT JUNGLE
DVD Catalog #:
26809
DVD UPC Code:
043396-26809-8
DVD Order Date:
8/21/08
DVD SLP:
$19.94
Running Time
88 minutes
Rating
NR

AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD
DVD Catalog #:
28203
DVD UPC Code:
043396-28203-2
DVD Order Date:
8/21/08
DVD SLP:
$19.94
Running Time
98 minutes
Rating
NR

$ (DOLLARS)
DVD Catalog #:
26880
DVD UPC Code:
043396-26880-7
DVD Order Date:
8/21/08
DVD SLP:
$19.94
Running Time
121 minutes
Rating
R

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
cigar joe
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12667


easy come easy go


View Profile
« Reply #288 on: July 25, 2008, 06:02:30 AM »

711 Ocean Drive (1950)  Edmond O'Brien 6.5/10
A telephone repairman gets mixed up with illegal gambling.

More of a crime drama than a noir I think .

Continued here: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1822.msg142803#msg142803

« Last Edit: September 20, 2011, 06:12:25 AM by cigar joe » Logged

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #289 on: August 07, 2008, 02:42:49 PM »

Interesting series of French films noir (if such thngs can be said to exist). An over-reliance on films already available on DVD, unhappily, but still some interesting rarities: http://www.filmforum.org/films/crimewave.html

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #290 on: August 07, 2008, 06:19:03 PM »

The DVD release of Boomerang! has been canceled . . . again. Oh well, it's still up for free streaming on hulu.com.

Moontide and Road House still appear to be on track for Sept. 2.

EDIT: In fact, Boomerang! came out, so the Kazan completists should be happy.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2008, 12:29:45 PM by dave jenkins » Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
PowerRR
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3001


View Profile
« Reply #291 on: September 07, 2008, 12:02:09 PM »

Someone tell me what they think of these movies. There's a buy 1 get 1 free sale on Deep Discount with a ton of warner titles, and they have all the box sets on sale.

Born to Kill
Clash By Night
Crossfire
Dillinger
The Narrow Margin
Border Incident
His Kind of Woman
Lady in the Lake
On Dangerous Ground
The Racket

Logged
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #292 on: September 07, 2008, 12:28:15 PM »

Someone tell me what they think of these movies. There's a buy 1 get 1 free sale on Deep Discount with a ton of warner titles, and they have all the box sets on sale.

Born to Kill
Clash By Night
Crossfire
Dillinger
The Narrow Margin
Border Incident
His Kind of Woman
Lady in the Lake
On Dangerous Ground
The Racket
BTK is good, CBN is not noir (it's a trashy women's picture), Crossfire is so-so, Dillinger is so-so, The Narrow Margin sucks (I'm the only one who thinks this, it is generally highly regarded), Border Incident is excellent (but kind of like a TV episode--a very, very good TV episode, mind), HKW is off-beat (kind of a noir comedy), LitL is a gimmick (but an interesting one), ODG has a great first half but turns ridiculous once they leave the city (great score, though), The Racket is very, very, very so-so.

Hope that helps.

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
titoli
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8010



View Profile
« Reply #293 on: September 15, 2008, 01:56:56 PM »

How can I get ahold of this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6P2Eeom-Oc

Not to mention this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045902/


?

Logged

dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #294 on: September 16, 2008, 05:57:28 AM »

How can I get ahold of this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6P2Eeom-Oc
By taking . . . the long wait?

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
titoli
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8010



View Profile
« Reply #295 on: September 16, 2008, 06:32:58 PM »

By taking . . . the long wait?

I'd rather take the same route the one who posted the excerpt at youtube or those who reviewed the movie at IMDB took. But you're not a detour expert, are you?

Logged

moviesceleton
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3928


The glance that makes holes in the silver screen


View Profile
« Reply #296 on: October 27, 2008, 09:34:54 AM »

They Live by Night (1948) - 7.5/10
A good film noir. Okay, maybe it could be 8/10.

Logged

"Once Upon a Time in America gets ten-minute ovation at Cannes"
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #297 on: October 27, 2008, 10:05:25 AM »

They Live by Night (1948) - 7.5/10
A good film noir. Okay, maybe it could be 8/10.
Could you elaborate? I've had the DVD for some time but I can never quite bring myself to watch it because 1) I dislike Farley Granger; and 2) I really hate Cathy O'donnell. Also, I've seen Altman's version (Thieves Like Us) and I don't really feel like heading back into such territory again. Am I thinking wrong?

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
moviesceleton
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3928


The glance that makes holes in the silver screen


View Profile
« Reply #298 on: October 27, 2008, 02:33:24 PM »

I guess the story is pretty much the same in Altman's version. I can't say this would be the most original movie ever (or even if it was at some point it isn't anymore after numerous copycats) but the use of helicopter shots in action scenes is something worth noticing. Also note not showing the heist, an idea that has since been used for example in Reservoir Dogs. Neither one of the main couple (Farley Granger/Cathy O'Donnell) is really personal (in "star" sense) but that doesn't mean they would be dull; I think their relationship is interesting to follow. What can I say? It's a well-written, well-directed and well-acted although not overly original crime movie. Is it worth your time? Well, that depends on what else you have in your shelf.

Continued here...... : http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1822.msg145122#msg145122

« Last Edit: September 20, 2011, 07:32:45 AM by cigar joe » Logged

"Once Upon a Time in America gets ten-minute ovation at Cannes"
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13682

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #299 on: December 04, 2008, 09:00:23 AM »

Glenn Erickson reviews the new Sunset Blvd. Centenial edition DVD: http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s2751suns.html

He can't help commenting on the film itself and gives one especially helpful insight:
Quote
The themes of despair and moral decay are definitely Noir, but what Sunset Blvd. resembles most is a Gothic horror film. The "undead" Norma Desmond entices Joe Gillis away from the land of the living, to share her waxwork fantasy of a bygone age. Like one of Dracula's minions, Joe is only the latest in a succession of victims that include a chimpanzee (!) and an ex-film director. Max the Butler fabricates phony fan letters, feeding Norma's fantasy the way one of Dracula's helpers might provide fresh supplies of blood. Norma controls and manipulates Joe with her forceful personality. In no time at all he's yielding to her will on every subject. Joe thinks he's a tough guy and can walk out whenever he likes, but he's fooling himself.

I would agree that comparing the film to the gothic horror genre seems more revealing than applying the "film noir" label to the movie.

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 [20] 21 22 ... 100 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 20 queries.