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« Reply #180 on: April 27, 2007, 05:11:16 PM »

Agreed. Duryea is always great (no doubt because, as you say, he's always playing the same character). It's hilarious when two-thirds of the way into Winchester '73 he walks in like he's just escaped from a noir, perhaps one filming on a nearby stage... Grin

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« Reply #181 on: April 27, 2007, 05:16:34 PM »

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« Reply #182 on: May 01, 2007, 06:15:32 AM »

I just realised something... I found some money I got from my grandma. (How could I not spend it and have it somewhere, is a mystery to me.) What did I do? I bought Django. Now I have to wait for this again...

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« Reply #183 on: June 05, 2007, 07:56:28 PM »

I just realised something... I found some money I got from my grandma. (How could I not spend it and have it somewhere, is a mystery to me.) What did I do? I bought Django. Now I have to wait for this again...

Oh well, at least you got to see that classic spaghetti!  Afro


LA, i've so far only watched two of your films... of which one (in a lonely place) was so amazing beyond all words (and if I was allowed to swear, i would've dropped the f-bomb twice in that statement).



I'll progress my way through the list, though.

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« Reply #184 on: June 05, 2007, 09:04:52 PM »

The Killing. See it. Now.

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« Reply #185 on: June 05, 2007, 09:36:50 PM »

The Killing. See it. Now.

I think that was actually the first noir I ever saw.


P.S. No, it is not Kubrick's best film.  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue  Cheesy  Cheesy Cheesy  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

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« Reply #186 on: June 06, 2007, 01:26:16 PM »

Oh well, at least you got to see that classic spaghetti!  Afro


LA, i've so far only watched two of your films... of which one (in a lonely place) was so amazing beyond all words (and if I was allowed to swear, i would've dropped the f-bomb twice in that statement).



I'll progress my way through the list, though.

Good for you Silenzio and I too would drop many, many f-bombs to describe this simply astounding noir. I'm sure there will be many others that you'll love in my list too.

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« Reply #187 on: June 11, 2007, 12:59:10 PM »

The Killing. See it. Now.

I love The Killing! This is one of the films Quentin Tarantino borrowed heavily for Reservoir Dogs.

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« Reply #188 on: June 20, 2007, 09:42:36 AM »

Key Largo is excellent.   Force of Evil doesn't get mentioned as much as it probably should.

Definitely agree about Key Largo. Has anyone seen Force Of Evil?  I was reading about this one and it seems like it would be interesting and quite good.  John Garfield is lead actor.  It was directed by Abraham Polonsky.  He only made a handful of films.  He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.  Garfield plays a crooked lawyer with a brother in the numbers racket.  The film is supposed to have really nice noir cinematography of New York.  Shots of George Washington Bridge...a lot of shots of Wall Street.

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« Reply #189 on: June 20, 2007, 10:34:56 AM »

I just watched Kubrick's Killer's Kiss. It was decent, but one of his lesser works.

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« Reply #190 on: June 20, 2007, 12:50:48 PM »

Definitely agree about Key Largo. Has anyone seen Force Of Evil?  I was reading about this one and it seems like it would be interesting and quite good.  John Garfield is lead actor.  It was directed by Abraham Polonsky.  He only made a handful of films.  He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.  Garfield plays a crooked lawyer with a brother in the numbers racket.  The film is supposed to have really nice noir cinematography of New York.  Shots of George Washington Bridge...a lot of shots of Wall Street.
Saw it some time ago. My impression was that the shots of New York were really nice, but the story didn't work very well. I was rather disappointed with it.

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« Reply #191 on: June 20, 2007, 02:09:17 PM »

Saw it some time ago. My impression was that the shots of New York were really nice, but the story didn't work very well. I was rather disappointed with it.

Thank you Dave.

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« Reply #192 on: June 23, 2007, 11:11:05 AM »



Also Criterion have announced special editons of two of Jules Dassin's greatest

The Naked City
Brute Force

While I still enjoy it, the voice overs in The Naked City take me out of the film to some extent.

Not noir but related, just picked up The Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection, a great set. I highly recommend it for Angels with Dirty Faces alone if nothing else.

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« Reply #193 on: June 23, 2007, 12:04:06 PM »

Kind of Noir though Nakadai as White Heat has been often pointed out as a noir (though I go with it being one of the last of the WB Gangster cycle)

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« Reply #194 on: June 25, 2007, 06:07:48 PM »

LA, I have a mission for you.

1. Recommend me the next noir films to watch that I have not listed
2. Give me a short yet detailed description of exactly what a noir is. I'm still not too sure yet myself.

These are the noirs I've seen off the top of my head, in order from most favored to least favored.

1. The Killing
2. Chinatown
3. Sunset Boulevard
4. The Big Sleep
5. The Third Man
6. Blade Runner
7. Le Samourai
8. Touch of Evil
9. LA Confidential
10. Stray Dog
11. In A Lonely Place
12. Killer's Kiss
13. Double Idemnity
14. The Maltese Falcon

The only two I disliked were Double Idemnity and Maltese Falcon, but I'm up to give Maltese Falcon another shot sometime this week.

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