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Official Noirvember Challenge - Nov 2018

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Post by jdidaco » November 23rd, 2018, 5:03 am

(Screenshots - 'Los golfos' y 'Los atracadores')

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41. Radio Patrol (Edward L. Cahn, 1932) 8.5/10
42. Emergency Call (Edward L. Cahn, 1933) 7.5/10
43. Confidential (Edward L. Cahn, 1935) 7/10
44. Lady Scarface (Frank Woodruff, 1941) 7/10
45. Address Unknown (William Cameron Menzies, 1944) 9/10
46. Nada (Nothing, Edgar Neville, 1947) 9/10
47. Radio tekee murron (The Radio Burglary, Matti Kassila, 1951) 8/10
48. Los ojos dejan huellas (The Eyes Leave a Trace, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, 1952) 9/10
49. Los golfos (The Delinquents, Carlos Saura, 1960) 9/10
50. Los atracadores (The Robbers, Francisco Rovira Beleta, 1962) 8/10

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1. Models Inc. (Reginald Le Borg, 1952) 8/10
2. The Flanagan Boy (Reginald Le Borg, 1953) 7.5/10
3. Sudden Danger (Hubert Cornfield, 1955) 7/10
4. Hell Bound (William J. Hole Jr., 1957) 7.5/10
5. Plunder Road (Hubert Cornfield, 1957) 8/10
6. Hachijikan no kyôfu (Eight Hours of Terror, Seijun Suzuki, 1957) 8/10
7. The 3rd Voice (Hubert Cornfield, 1960) 8/10
8. 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori: Sono gosôsha o nerae (Take Aim at the Police Van, Seijun Suzuki, 1960) 7/10
9. Vita frun (Lady in White, Arne Mattsson, 1962) 7.5/10
10. Hän varasti elämän (The Stolen Life, Aarne Tarkas, 1962) 9/10
11. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) 7/10
12. La neige était sale (Stain on the Snow, Luis Saslavsky, 1954) 10/10
13. Les louves (Demoniac, Luis Saslavsky, 1957) 9/10
14. Une manche et la belle (A Kiss for a Killer, Henri Verneuil, 1957) 8.5/10
15. Oeil pour oeil (An Eye for an Eye, André Cayatte, 1957) 9.5/10
16. 5 Steps to Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957) 7/10
17. Teenage Doll (Roger Corman, 1957) 7/10
18. Satan in High Heels (Jerald Intrator, 1962) 7.5/10
19. Mannen på taket (The Man on the Roof, Bo Widerberg, 1976) 9/10
20. Mannen från Mallorca (The Man from Majorca, Bo Widerberg, 1984) 8/10
21. The Man in Grey (Leslie Arliss, 1943) 8/10
22. Am Abend nach der Oper (In the Evening After the Opera, Arthur Maria Rabenalt, 1945) 8/10
23. The Glass Alibi (W. Lee Wilder, 1946) 7.5/10
24. Il tradimento (Double Cross, Riccardo Freda, 1951) 8.5/10
25. The Thief (Russell Rouse, 1952) 8/10
26. Viele kamen vorbei (Many Passed By, Peter Pewas, 1956) 9/10
27. House of Numbers (Russell Rouse, 1957) 7.5/10
28. Caccia all'uomo (Manhunt, Riccardo Freda, 1961) 7.5/10
29. Stöten (The Heist, Hasse Ekman, 1961) 8/10
30. Der rote Rausch (The Red Pastures, Wolfgang Schleif, 1962) 8/10
31. Hans le marin (Wicked City, François Villiers, 1949) 8/10
32. Un homme marche dans la ville (A Man Walks in the City, Marcello Pagliero, 1950) 9/10
33. La p... respectueuse (The Respectful Whore, Marcello Pagliero & Charles Brabant, 1952) 8/10
34. Mustasukkaisuus (Jealousy, Teuvo Tulio, 1953) 8.5/10
35. Det brenner i natt! (Fire in the Night, Arne Skouen, 1955) 7.5/10
36. The Shadow on the Window (William Asher, 1957) 7/10
37. Hell Drivers (Cy Endfield, 1957) 9/10
38. Sapphire (Basil Dearden, 1959) 8.5/10
39. All Night Long (Basil Dearden, 1962) 8/10
40. My Body Hungers (Joseph W. Sarno, 1967) 7/10

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Post by blocho » November 23rd, 2018, 7:44 am

7. La Bete Humaine

Jean Gabin is a golden god

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Post by 3eyes » November 23rd, 2018, 2:53 pm

1. Mýrin / Jar City (Icel 06)
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 23rd, 2018, 3:53 pm

Nice to see that you saw Cahn's 'Confidential', jd! I watched it around this time last year and loved the zippiness and energy offered by the film's relatively small-name cast. I thought the dangers of G-Man work were examined in a fast-paced, vibrant and always intriguing manner and that the film packed in a lot of repartee, suspicions and even romance. One I very much enjoyed! I gave it an 8/10 at the time and would watch it again if I saw it on.

I believe I have copies of 'Los ojos dejan huellas' and 'Los atracadores' available so I might reach for one or both of those over coming days. I do like the look of them both.
That's all, folks!

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Post by jeroeno » November 23rd, 2018, 6:27 pm

43. The Two Jakes (1990)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » November 23rd, 2018, 6:39 pm

FTV:7:


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The Rambling Guitarist (1959) 7

The lone colour title in the first set, Arrow present a good transfer of a clean soundtrack and well-paced subtitles, but the picture having more spots of dirt than the other two. Launching the first of a 9 film series (!) director Buichi Saitô & cinematographer Kuratarô Takamura tune the Nikkatsu Film Noir of the past to the hip teenage market by washing the flick in stylish Pop-Art colours and distorted angles giving Taki (played by a slick Akira Kobayashi) a Pop star shine. Plucked into having to work for mob boss Akitsu, the screenplay by Kenzaburo Hara/Ei Ogawa and Hara Yamazaki plays on the generational divide between the old-school, hard nosed thugs of the war years, and the new, pretty young things loners. Whilst this approach does make the differences prominent, it also causes for the flick to have little feeling of threat, due to Taki spending the whole movie with a cocky swagger, as the guitarist rambles a new tune.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 23rd, 2018, 7:02 pm

Week 3(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the 3rd week of November, we've had 37 participants in the Noirvember Challenge, and we'd love to have even more! Simba63 is continuing the dark and stormy lead with 90 watches. flavo5000, RogerTheMovieManiac88, and frbrown are shadowing right behind with 75, 70, and 61 watches, respectively. Four others have at least 40 watches. 826 total points so far, with an average of 22.3

Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Bonus Challenge: Have you watched the Noir years (1940-1959)?
Congrats to frnoir frbrown for being the first person to watch a film from all 20 years! Not only that, but our Noiriest Noirmeister has completed the bonus challenge for a second time (!) and is 20% of the way to completing round three. Congrats also to jeroeno and psychotronicbreatnik for completing the bonus challenge! In other news, 34/37 participants have watched at least one film from these years. The following users are at least halfway to completing the bonus challenge (missing years after the colon):

flavo5000: 44, 45
frbrown (2nd time): 40, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 56, 57
India Istanbul: 40, 42, 43, 50, 53, 56, 58
jdidaco: 40, 42, 48, 58
OldAle1: 55, 56, 57, 58, 59
Renegade: 40, 42, 43, 55, 57, 58
RogerTheMovieManiac88: 40, 43
Simba63: 40, 41

Results are alphabetized and spoilered in the first post.

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1928 to 2018, covering 85 unique years in film. 1947 is the most-watched year with 63 watches, followed by 1950 with 55 and 1946 with 51 watches. Here's a list of watch count by decade and a watch count for the 20 years of the bonus challenge:

Decades List

Decade Count
1920 2
1930 27
1940 305
1950 272
1960 48
1970 28
1980 30
1990 45
2000 44
2010 37


Core Noir Years

Year Count
1940 11
1941 14
1942 12
1943 8
1944 31
1945 27
1946 51
1947 63
1948 49
1949 39
1950 55
1951 29
1952 29
1953 24
1954 25
1955 18
1956 22
1957 37
1958 14
1959 19



Spoiler tag of the week
One of my favorite part of hosting challenges is reading the captions people put on the spoiler tags. This week's winner is hurluberlu for "Noir is beautiful" because I like puns. Congrats!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 23rd, 2018, 8:48 pm

Maxwell, may I ask about 'I, Olga Hepnarova' in relation to this challenge?

I watched it for the ICMFF and, although it certainly isn't noirishly lensed in the classical American sense, it seems to me to be a possible entry to my tally given the clinical, uncompromising look at the troubled existence of a girl/young woman in an unrelenting spiral of familial difficulties and social alienation. There's something very dark and noir-like about the film and its central tragic character and it did play the Noir Film Festival in 2016 at Křivoklát Castle (https://www.noirfilmfestival.cz/en/i-olga-hepnarova/).

Do you or other challengers have any views as to the film's noir credentials or objections to my counting it for the challenge?
That's all, folks!

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Post by albajos » November 23rd, 2018, 9:19 pm

15. Pusher II (2004) Denmark | UK 1 official list 1 867 checks [double]
Less pushing, more crying.
16. Tommy (2014) Sweden | Sri Lanka 18 checks [double]
After being abroad she tries to get the affairs together again on the behalf of Tommy.
17. Submarino (2010) Denmark | Sweden 705 checks [double]
More lifetime criminals struggling
18. Mýrin (2006) Iceland | Germany | Denmark 306 checks [double]
A deab body in a cellar turns into an investigation about alot else.

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12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015)
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015)
11. Hypnotisören (2012)
03-10. Mammon (2016)
13. Metropia (2009)
18. Mýrin (2006)
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
14. Pusher (1996)
15. Pusher II (2004)
01. Schpaaa (1998)
17. Submarino (2010)
16. Tommy (2014)

Year
14. Pusher (1996)
01. Schpaaa (1998)
15. Pusher II (2004)
18. Mýrin (2006)
13. Metropia (2009)
17. Submarino (2010)
11. Hypnotisören (2012)
16. Tommy (2014)
12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015)
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015)
03-10. Mammon (2016)
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

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14. Pusher (1996) 2 996
15. Pusher II (2004) 1 867
17. Submarino (2010) 705
13. Metropia (2009) 498
18. Mýrin (2006) 306
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015) 297
11. Hypnotisören (2012) 284
01. Schpaaa (1998) 194
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) 181
03-10. Mammon (2014-16) 38
12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015) 29
16. Tommy (2014) 18

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 24th, 2018, 12:06 am

4. The Big Sleep (1946): 8.5 - who cares about the plot making total sense if every scenes features ingenious dialogue as this.

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1. High Sierra (1941): 7.5
2. Dark Passage (1947): 7.8 -
3. Don't Bother to Knock (1952): 8.2.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 24th, 2018, 1:04 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 8:48 pm
Maxwell, may I ask about 'I, Olga Hepnarova' in relation to this challenge?

I watched it for the ICMFF and, although it certainly isn't noirishly lensed in the classical American sense, it seems to me to be a possible entry to my tally given the clinical, uncompromising look at the troubled existence of a girl/young woman in an unrelenting spiral of familial difficulties and social alienation. There's something very dark and noir-like about the film and its central tragic character and it did play the Noir Film Festival in 2016 at Křivoklát Castle (https://www.noirfilmfestival.cz/en/i-olga-hepnarova/).

Do you or other challengers have any views as to the film's noir credentials or objections to my counting it for the challenge?
Great question - when I watched it, it didn't strike me as particularly noir-y, but I watched it last month and noir wasn't on my mind. But thinking back on it and to your points, I can see how it could be considered a stylish neo-noir. I have no objections to you (or anyone) including it here.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 24th, 2018, 1:17 am

Thanks for the reply, Maxwell. I'll include it so in my next update.

71. 'Deadline at Dawn' / 1946, Harold Clurman, William Cameron Menzies / 9/10 / USA
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72. 'La calle sin sol' / 'The Sunless Street' / 1948, Rafael Gil / 9 or 9.5/10 / Spain
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73. 'Vengeance Is Mine' / 1949, Alan Cullimore / 6/10 / UK
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74. 'Touch of Evil' / 1958, Orson Welles / 10/10 / USA
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75. 'Hell Is a City' / 1960, Val Guest / 8.5/10 / UK
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Post by flavo5000 » November 24th, 2018, 2:44 am

76. New Jack City (1991)
77. No Man of Her Own (1950)
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1. Pitfall (1948)
2. The Glass Key (1942)
3. Black Angel (1946)
4. Human Desire (1954)
5. Brother (2000)
6. City for Conquest (1940)
7. The Strange Woman (1946)
8. Good Time (2017)
9. Fallen Angel (1946)
10. Détective (1985)
11. Road House (1948)
12. Police (1985)
13. Night Editor (1946)
14. True Confessions (1981)
15. L'appartement (1996)
16. The Dark Corner (1946)
17. The Breaking Point (1950)
18. Hijôsen no onna (1933)
19. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
20. Desperate (1947)
21. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
22. Le beau Serge (1958)
23a. The Wrong Trousers (1993)
23b. A Close Shave (1995)
24. Too Late for Tears (1949)
25. No Way Out (1950)
26. The Pledge (2001)
27. The Harder They Fall (1956)
28. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
29. Brainstorm (1965)
30. Der Verlorene (1951)
31. Where the Truth Lies (2005)
32. Highway Dragnet (1954)
33. Inner Sanctum (1948)
34. Jigsaw (1949)
35. The Green Glove (1952)
36. The Second Woman (1950)
37. Johnny Eager (1941)
38. Impact (1949)
39. Quicksand (1950)
40. Two of a Kind (1951)
41. The Salton Sea (2002)
42. The Small Back Room (1949)
43. Wind River (2017)
44. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
45. The Paradine Case (1947)
46. Bad for Each Other (1953)
47. Nowhere to Go (1958)
48. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
49. Ripley's Game (2002)
50. Yajû no seishun (1963)
51. Pusher II (2004)
52. Moontide (1942)
53. Ivy (1947)
54. The Glass Wall (1953)
55. Pusher III (2005)
56. Repeat Performance (1947)
57. Pushover (1954)
58. Time Is My Enemy (1954)
59. Madeo (2009)
60. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
61. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
62. Operation Diplomat (1953)
63. The Other Woman (1954)
64. The Ipcress File (1965)
65. City of Fear (1959)
66. They Drive by Night (1940)
67. Violent Saturday (1955)
68. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
69. Les tontons flingueurs (1963) a.k.a. Monsieur Gangster
70. Shot (1973)
71. The Brothers Rico (1957)
72. Mikey and Nicky (1976)
73. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
74. Hardcore (1979)
75. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
76. New Jack City (1991)
77. No Man of Her Own (1950)
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1940: City For Conquest/They Drive by Nigh
1941: Johnny Eager
1942: The Glass Key/Moontide
1943: Whispering Footsteps
1944:
1945:
1946: Black Angel/The Strange Woman/Fallen Angel/Night Editor/The Dark Corner/The Mask of Diijon
1947: Desperate/It Always Rains on Sunday/The Paradine Case/Ivy/Repeat Performance/The Devil Thumbs a Ride
1948: Pitfall/Road House/Inner Sanctum
1949: Too Late For Tears/Jigsaw/Impact/The Small Back Room
1950: The Breaking Point/No Way Out/The File on Thelma Jordon/The Second Woman/Quicksand/No Man of Her Own
1951: Der Verlorene/Two of a Kind
1952: The Green Glove
1953: Bad for Each Other/The Glass Wall/Operation Diplomat
1954: Human Desire/Riot in Cell Block 11/Highway Dragnet/Pushover/Time Is My Enemy/The Other Woman
1955: Violent Saturday
1956: The Harder They Fall/Beyond a Reasonable Doubt/A Kiss Before Dying
1957: Baby Face Nelson/The Brothers Rico
1958: Le beau Serge/Nowhere To Go
1959: City of Fear

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Post by Simba63 » November 24th, 2018, 5:01 am

91. The Crooked Web (1955) - 6/10
92. Hollywood Story (1951) - 6/10
93. Murder Is My Beat (1955) - 6/10
94. The Desperate Hours (1955) - 9/10

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Post by frbrown » November 24th, 2018, 5:25 am

62. Loan Shark (1952)

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1. Calcutta (1947)
2. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
3. Black Widow (1987)
4a. Dragnet: The Big Cast (1952)
4b. Dragnet: The Big September Man (1952)
4c. Dragnet: The Big Phone Call (1952)
5a. Peter Gunn: The Kill (1958)
5b. Peter Gunn: Streetcar Jones (1958)
5c. Peter Gunn: The Vicious Dog (1958)
6. The Glass Alibi (1946)
7. Insomnia (2002)
8. The Flanagan Boy AKA Bad Blonde (1953)
9. More Than Murder (1984)
10. Dark Waters (1944)
11a. Johnny Staccato: The Naked Truth (1959)
11b. Johnny Staccato: Murder for Credit (1959)
11c. Johnny Staccato: The Parents (1959)
12. Danger Signal (1945)
13. Pickup (1951)
14. Hell Drivers (1957)
15. The Border (1982)
16. Maneges (1950)
17. Naked Alibi (1954)
18. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
19. The Bribe (1949)
20. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
21. Unpublished Story (1942)
22. A Woman's Face (1941)
23. A Window in London AKA Lady in Distress (1940)
24. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
25. Attack (1956)
26a. Fallen Angels: Dead-End for Delia (1993)
26b. Fallen Angels: I'll Be Waiting (1993)
27a. Fallen Angels: The Quiet Room (1993)
27b. Fallen Angels: The Frightening Frammis (1993)
28a. Fallen Angels: Murder, Obliquely (1993)
28b. Fallen Angels: Since I Don't Have You (1993)
29. The Departed (2006)
30. Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
31. Cottage to Let AKA Bombsight Stolen (1941)
32. Rio (1939)
33. The October Man (1947)
34. They Met in the Dark (1943)
35. Harikomi AKA The Chase AKA Stakeout (1958)
36. Entre onze heures et minuit (1949)
37. L'assassin a peur la nuit (1942)
38. House of Bamboo (1955)
39. Guest in the House (1944)
40. Marilyn AKA Roadhouse Girl (1953)
41. Secret People (1952)
42. The Dain Curse: Episode 1 (1978)
43. The Dain Curse: Episode 2 (1978)
44. The Dain Curse: Episode 3 (1978)
45a. Johnny Staccato: The Shop of the Four Winds (1959)
45b. Johnny Staccato: Nature of the Night (1959)
45c. Johnny Staccato: Viva, Paco! (1959)
46. The House Across the Bay (1940)
47. Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On (1973)
48. Apartado de correos 1001 (1950)
49. The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937)
50. Crime Story: Pilot (1986)
51. Shock (1946)
52. Bodyguard (1948)
53. Teufel in Seide AKA Devil in Silk (1956)
54. Roadblock (1951)
55. The Brothers Rico (1957)
56. World for Ransom (1954)
57. Chicago Deadline (1949)
58. Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)
59. The Unknown Man (1951)
60. Serpico (1973)
61. Nightmare (1956)
62. Loan Shark (1952)

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Post by sol » November 24th, 2018, 7:12 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 4:51 pm
sol wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 2:32 pm
Two noirs, one title:
Ah yes - the virtually unknown sequel to "Two girls, one cup" :ph43r:
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Post by sol » November 24th, 2018, 7:14 am

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1. U Turn (1997)
2. Obsession (1949)
3. Harper (1966)
4. Rififi (1955)
5. Backfire (1950)
6. Insomnia (1997)
7. Payback (1999)
8. Hard Eight (1996)
9. The Uninvited (1944)
10. Fear X (2003)
11. Brute Force (1947)
12. Homicide (1991)
13. Bluebeard (1944)
14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
15. The Element of Crime (1984)
16. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
17. No Way Out (1950)
18. No Way Out (1987)

19. Metropia (2009)

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Animated with an odd visual style and populated with conspiracy and government cover-up ideas, Metropia makes for an engaging ride even when it is not entirely clear what is going on. The conversing with himself scenes are great with arguments that feel like his consciousness in dispute, and the mind-control ideas that crop up are fascinating. The film could have perhaps made more of its post-apocalyptic setting, but if a little messy in the execution (lots of stuff implied but never really explored) this is a nicely moody affair.
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Post by hurluberlu » November 24th, 2018, 10:38 am

23. Twin Peaks S3Ep9: This Is the Chair (David Lynch, 2003) 6+
24. Twin Peaks S3Ep10: Laura Is the One (David Lynch, 2003) 6
25. Twin Peaks S3Ep11: There's Fire Where You Are Going (David Lynch, 2003) 5+
Noir is beautifulShow
1. True Confessions (Ulu Grosbard, 1981) 7-
2. Union Station (Rudolph Maté, 1950) 6
3. The Wire S2Ep2: Collateral Damage (Ed Bianchi, 2003) 7+
4. Fourteen Hours (Henry Hathaway, 1951) 5+
5. The House on 92nd Street (Henry Hathaway, 1945) 6+
6. Twin Peaks S3Ep1 (David Lynch, 2003) 7-
7. The Wire S2Ep3: Hot Shots (Elodie Keene, 2003) 8-
8. Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1948) 6-
9. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (St. John Legh Clowes, 1948) [TSPDT 1000 Noir Films] 7
The first real noirish movie seen so far: a little heavy on the romance part but rather enjoyable for the rest.
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10. Twin Peaks S3Ep2 (David Lynch, 2003) 7-
There are some intriguing elements but for now it is a succession of vignettes reconnecting with characters from the first seasons: waiting anxiously for the show to really start...
11. The Wire S2Ep4: Hard Cases (Elodie Keene, 2003) 7
12. House of Games (David Mamet, 1987) [TSPDT 1000 Noir Films] 6+
Actually a predictable con movie which only turns noir at the very end. Much more could have been done with Lindsay Crouse.
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13. Breathless (Jim McBridet, 1983) [TSPDT 1000 Noir Films] 5-
Lazzy in the character development, pretty bad acting from the two leads, just saved by some shots.
14. Red Rock West (John Dahl, 1993) [TSPDT 1000 Noir Films] 7-
15. The Wire S2Ep5: Undertow (Steve Shill 2003) 7-
16. Twin Peaks S3Ep3 (David Lynch, 2003) 6+
17. Twin Peaks S3Ep4 (David Lynch, 2003) 6
18. Twin Peaks S3Ep5 (David Lynch, 2003) 7-
19. Twin Peaks S3Ep6 (David Lynch, 2003) 6
20. Twin Peaks S3Ep7: Lonely Souls (David Lynch, 2003) 7-
21. Branded to Kill / Koroshi no rakuin (Seijun Suzuki, 1967) [TSPDT 1000 Noir Films] 8-
22. Twin Peaks S3Ep8: Drive with a Dead Girl (David Lynch, 2003) 8-
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 24th, 2018, 5:26 pm

76. 'Odd Man Out' / 1947, Carol Reed / 9/10 / UK
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77. 'When the Bough Breaks' / 1947, Lawrence Huntington / 7/10 / UK
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78. 'Aurora' / 2010, Cristi Puiu / 8/10 / Romania / France / Switzerland / Germany
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79. 'La French' / 'The Connection' / 2014, Cédric Jimenez / 7.5 or 8/10 / France / Belgium
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80. 'Já, Olga Hepnarová' / 'I, Olga Hepnarová' / 2016, Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb / 8/10 / Czech Republic / Poland / France / Slovakia
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Post by OldAle1 » November 24th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Going chronologically, at least for the first several - all films appear here

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/a+co ... ignatzkat/

unless otherwise noted, and all FTVs unless otherwise noted
Keep Your Gumshoe Off My FedoraShow
1. Marked Woman (Lloyd Bacon/Michael Curtiz (uncr), 1937) (re-watched)
2. Tip-Off Girls (Louis King, 1938)
3. Blackwell's Island (William C. McGann/Michael Curtiz, 1939)
4. Phantom Raiders (Jacques Tourneur, 1940)
5. Dressed to Kill (Eugene Forde, 1941)
6. Crossroads (Jack Conway, 1942)
7. Lady Gangster (Robert Florey, 1942)
8. Afsporet / Derailed (Bodil Ipsen / Lau Lauritzen, 1942)
9. Calling Dr. Death (Reginald Le Borg, 1943)
10. Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, 1944)
11. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
12. Danger Signal (Robert Florey, 1945)
13. Crack-Up (Irving Reis, 1946)
14. The Brasher Doubloon (John Brahm, 1947)
15. Blackmail (Lesley Selander, 1947)
16. Nora Prentiss (Vincent Sherman, 1947)
17. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
18. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (John Farrow, 1948)
19. The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) (re-watch)
20. Døden er et kjærtegn / Death is a Caress (Edith Carlmar, 1949)
21. The Accused (William Dieterle, 1949)
22. Destination Murder (Edward L. Cahn, 1950)
23. The Sleeping City (George Sherman, 1950)
24. The Damned Don't Cry (Vincent Sherman, 1950)
25. The Second Woman (James V. Kern, 1950)
26. Edge of Doom (Mark Robson, 1950)
27. Hunt the Man Down (George Archainbaud, 1950)
28. Flicka och hyacinter / Girl With Hyacinths (Hasse Ekman, 1950)
29. 711 Ocean Drive (Joseph M. Newman, 1950)
30. Guilty Bystander (Joseph Lerner, 1950)
31. The Unknown Man (Richard Thorpe, 1951)
32. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951) (re-watch)
33. The Mob (Robert Parrish, 1951)
34. The Turning Point (William Dieterle, 1952)
35. Kiss Me a Killer (Marcus DeLeon, 1991)
36. Vicki (Harry Horner, 1953)
37. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
38. Highway Dragnet (Nathan Juran, 1954)
39. Dragnet (Jack Webb, 1954)
40. Black Tuesday (Hugo Fregonese, 1954)
41. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997)
42. The Night Holds Terror (Andrew L. Stone, 1955)

Supposedly based on a true story, which may in part be why writer/director Stone chooses to have it narrated by his lead, Jack Kelly as kidnap victim Gene Courtier - though this removes some suspense, as we know Courtier's going to make it out alive (this clearly ain't no Sunset Blvd). He's on his way home from work in what we would now describe as an exurban part of LA when he stops to give a lift to... a KILLER! And it turns out there are three of them - apparent leader John Cassavetes, horny Vince Edwards, slightly less evil and reluctant David Cross. They end up forcing Courtier to take them to his house, where they're going to hold his family until they can get mucho dinero from his rich father. About halfway through this switches to being more a police procedural, and there aren't really any surprises here, but it's always nice to see Cassavetes in bad guy mode, and the varied use of L.A. locations - not famous ones, just neighborhoods - is pretty solid. One of my little goals is to see everything mentioned in Los Angeles Plays Itself and this is one of the last classic-era noirs on the list for me.

43. Nightmare (Maxwell Shane, 1956)

A remake of Shane's own 1947 film Fear in the Night, based on a Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish) story. Not sure why there'd be a remake so soon - and not much is changed, from my dim memory of the original - but there it is. This one is widescreen (1.85) and the location is changed from LA to New Orleans, though it doesn't really make very good use of the location and it's not a story that's dependent in any way on locale. The main plus here is Edward G. Robinson as the cop brother of our hero Kevin McCarthy, who keeps dreaming of having committed a murder, and who on finding out that there really was such a crime determines to get to the bottom of it. I generally like Robinson more in heroic/non-criminal roles and he's excellent here, but on the whole this isn't terribly intriguing, perhaps because it depends quite a bit on the "twist" ending and I already knew it. Still not bad at all.

44. Accused of Murder (Joseph Kane, 1956)

Only available, near as I can tell, in a pan/scan rip from a VHS, and this film was in Cinemascope, so it's got that going against it unfortunately. But I doubt it would be improved all that much by having the whole frame or by improved color and resolution either, it's just not particularly good. David Brian is the police lieutenant in charge of a murder case - a prominent mob lawyer gets killed just outside a dance studio - and he's immediately attracted to the principal suspect, singer Vera Ralston, but his junior partner Lee Van Cleef isn't so sure. If this had played up the antagonism of the two cops better, and were a little less obvious about the circumstances of the killing, it might have been pretty good, but as it is there's nothing much of real interest, apart from an early Van Cleef role and the always fun Barry Kelley as the police captain. Oh and there's also the ubiquitous Elisha Cook Jr. in a bit part, and John Ford stalwart Hank Worden in an even smaller bit.

45. Plunder Road (Hubert Cornfield, 1957)

The TSP noir lists are among the first online lists I ever started to work on, and the old "250 Quintessential Noir" centerpiece was primary; it's now "outdated" and no longer official, but I still kept working on it after the change was made, and this is the last film on the list I had left to see. Yay for me! And I finished off with a very good one, though it doesn't quite deliver what the fantastic opening - a really elaborate gold robbery from a train, in the middle of a pouring rainstorm - promised. Gene Raymond is the mastermind who plans to heist $10 million in U.S. Treasury gold in Utah and then drive it in three different trucks to California, and thence to get it out of the country. This being a 1957 Hollywood studio production, of course we know things aren't going to go as planned. Elisha Cook Jr, who has to be my star of the month (or supporting player of the month, anyway) shows up once again as one of the crooks, but it's Cornfield's dynamic staging of the action, excellent location work - much of it driving along the interstate highway system, brand-new in 1957 - and the beautiful Cinemascope b/w photography by Ernest Haller that are really the stars of the show.

46. Blondin i fara / Blonde in Bondage (Robert Brandt, 1957)

I don't know enough about the history of Swedish film to be able to say how odd or unusual this is, but I've never seen anything quite like it: A Swedish-made and shot film, with an all-Swedish cast and crew apart from American actor Mark Miller in the lead (and Ralph Brown as his boss in just the first scene) - but shot (not dubbed) in English and very, very clearly aimed specifically at the American market. Miller is a newspaper reporter whose boss sends him to Stockholm on a very important, can't wait assignment to cover Swedish morality (!!) and ends up involved in trying to save a girl from drug dealers, and helping the apparently helpless Stockholm police to break up the drug ring. Utterly preposterous in every way but entertaining in it's oddity - one thing that stands out is how the fairly average-looking Miller is apparently catnip to literally every Swedish woman (and they're all gorgeous) he runs into - I guess any ol' American must be just what the young Swedish ladies have been waiting their whole lives for. It's also got a pretty good ending chase sequence in a funhouse, and it's got something of a noirish vibe at various points to be sure, though the poor low-res YouTube copy doesn't do it any favors. If I had to guess I'd suggest this was made to entice American men as potential tourists? But then a narcotics plot isn't necessarily what you'd want if you're trying to get businessmen to spend money in your country, is it? Who knows; a worthwhile curio for those interested in such things, but leaving the weirdness aside it's not much.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 24th, 2018, 8:55 pm

Black Films MatterShow
1. Gun Crazy (1950)
2. Scarface (1932)
3. Se7en (1995)
4. Pitfall (1948)
5. The Pretender (1947)
6. Dark Waters (1944)
7. In a Lonely Place (1950)
8. Mildred Pierce (1945)
9. Key Largo (1948)
10. Lilyhammer s1e1: Reality Check (2012)
11. Lilyhammer s1e2: The Flamingo (2012)
12. Branded to Kill (1967)
13. Girl with Hyacinths (1950, Sweden)
14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
15. Marathon Man (1976)
16. New Jack City (1991)
17. Lilyhammer s1e3: Guantanamo Blues (2012)
18. Le Samourai (1967)
19. Fargo (1996)
20. Odd Man Out (1947)

Enjoyable, but that joy was driven almost entirely by the cinematography and not at all by the plot or characters.

21. High Sierra (1941)

Fun movie. Kinda cool to see early Bogie as a villain of sorts.

22. Lilyhammer s1e4: The Midwife (2012)
23. Gaslight (1944)

Highlight of the bunch. Great psychological thriller that just built and built.

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Post by Renegade » November 24th, 2018, 10:34 pm

45. Detective Story (1951)

46. The Killer Is Loose (1956)

47. The Sniper (1952)

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Post by albajos » November 24th, 2018, 10:46 pm

19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Morocco | Sweden | Denmark | Germany | France 1 official list 181 checks [double]
Another Tarik Saleh movie, and surprise surprise another noir. He and Refn will stand with 3 each when this challenge is over.

Why so dark? Are you part of the DC Universe?Show
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12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015)
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015)
11. Hypnotisören (2012)
03-10. Mammon (2016)
13. Metropia (2009)
18. Mýrin (2006)
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
14. Pusher (1996)
15. Pusher II (2004)
01. Schpaaa (1998)
17. Submarino (2010)
16. Tommy (2014)

Year
14. Pusher (1996)
01. Schpaaa (1998)
15. Pusher II (2004)
18. Mýrin (2006)
13. Metropia (2009)
17. Submarino (2010)
11. Hypnotisören (2012)
16. Tommy (2014)
12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015)
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015)
03-10. Mammon (2016)
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Checks
14. Pusher (1996) 2 996
15. Pusher II (2004) 1 867
17. Submarino (2010) 705
13. Metropia (2009) 498
18. Mýrin (2006) 306
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015) 297
11. Hypnotisören (2012) 284
01. Schpaaa (1998) 194
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) 181
03-10. Mammon (2014-16) 38
12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015) 29
16. Tommy (2014) 18

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 24th, 2018, 11:54 pm

34. Inherent Vice (2014 / Paul Thomas Anderson) FTV 8+/10
35. Wicked Woman (1953 / Russell Rouse) FTV 8/10

Success to Crime!Show
1. Hodejegerne, aka: Headhunters (2011 / Morten Tyldum / Norway, Sweden, Denmark) FTV 8+/10
2. Drive a Crooked Road (1954 / Richard Quine) FTV 8/10
3. Out of the Past (1947 / Jacques Tourneur) 10/10
4. The Letter (1940 / William Wyler) FTV 8/10
5. The Whistler (1944 / William Castle) FTV 7+/10
6. They Live By Night (1948 / Nicholas Ray) 10/10
7. The Asphalt Jungle (1950 / John Huston) 10/10
8. The Big Operator (1959 / Charles Haas) FTV 8/10
9. Kiss Me Deadly (1955 / Robert Aldrich) 9+/10
10. The Maltese Falcon (1941 / John Huston) 10/10
11. In a Lonely Place (1950 / Nicholas Ray) 9/10
12. Double Indemnity (1944 / Billy Wilder) 10/10
13. Ministry of Fear (1944 / Fritz Lang) 9+/10
14. Mark of the Whistler (1944 / William Castle) FTV 7+/10
15. The Seventh Victim (1943 / Mark Robson) 7/10
16. The Power of the Whistler (1945 / Lew Landers) FTV 7+/10
17. Nora inu, aka: Stray Dog (1949 / Akira Kurosawa) 9/10
18. Voice of the Whistler (1945 / William Castle) FTV 7/10
19. The Killing (1956 / Stanley Kubrick) 10/10
20. Killer’s Kiss (1955 / Stanley Kubrick) 7+/10
21. Mysterious Intruder (1946 / William Castle) FTV 7+/10
22. The Big Heat (1953 / Fritz Lang) 9/10
23. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958 / Louis Malle) 10/10
24. Baby Face Nelson (1957 / Don Siegel) FTV 8+/10
25. The Fallen Idol (1948 / Carol Reed) 10/10
26. Secret of the Whistler (1946 / George Sherman) FTV 6/10
27. A Place in the Sun (1951 / George Stevens) FTV 8+/10
28. The Third Man (1949 / Carol Reed) 9+/10
29. The Thirteenth Hour (1947 / William Clemens) FTV 7/10
30. On Dangerous Ground (1951 / Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino) FTV 9/10
31. The Narrow Margin (1952 / Richard Fleischer) 9/10
32. The Return of the Whistler (1948 / D. Ross Lederman) FTV 7+/10
33. The Night Has Eyes (1942 / Leslie Arliss) FTV 6+/10

34. Inherent Vice (2014 / Paul Thomas Anderson) FTV 8+/10
35. Wicked Woman (1953 / Russell Rouse) FTV 8/10


The Big Noir by yearShow
1940 – The Letter
1941 – The Maltese Falcon
1942 – The Night Has Eyes
1943 – The Seventh Victim
1944 – The Whistler / Double Indemnity / Ministry of Fear / Mark of the Whisperer
1945 – The Power of the Whistler / Voice of the Whistler
1946 – Mysterious Intruder / Secret of the Whistler
1947 – Out of the Past / The Thirteenth Hour
1948 – They Live By Night / The Fallen Idol / The Return of the Whistler
1949 – Nora inu, aka: Stray Dog / The Third Man
1950 – The Asphalt Jungle / In a Lonely Place
1951 – A Place in the Sun / On Dangerous Ground
1952 – The Narrow Margin
1953 – The Big Heat / Wicked Woman
1954 – Drive a Crooked Road
1955 – Kiss Me Deadly / Killer’s Kiss
1956 – The Killing
1957 – Baby Face Nelson
1958 - Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
1959 – The Big Operator
2011 – Hodejegerne
2014 – Inherent Vice

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Post by blocho » November 25th, 2018, 1:57 am

8. This World, Then the Fireworks

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Post by 3eyes » November 25th, 2018, 3:25 am

2. Les diaboliques (Fr 55, Rewatch) - double
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by Simba63 » November 25th, 2018, 5:40 am

95. Night Without Sleep (1952) - 6/10
96. Wicked Woman (1953) - 7/10

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Post by Hunziker » November 25th, 2018, 7:51 am

6. Shock Corridor (1963) - 7.5/10
7. The Crimson Kimono (1959) - 6.5/10
SpoilerShow
1. The Hunted (1948)
2. Crime of Passion (1957)
3. Scandal Sheet (1952)
4. The Killers (1946)
5. Odd Man Out (1947)
6. Shock Corridor (1963)
7. The Crimson Kimono (1959)

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Post by flavo5000 » November 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm

78-85. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002) S1E1-26
86.Gloria (1980)
87. China Moon (1994)
88. Hell Drivers (1957)
Celluloid DreamsShow
1. Pitfall (1948)
2. The Glass Key (1942)
3. Black Angel (1946)
4. Human Desire (1954)
5. Brother (2000)
6. City for Conquest (1940)
7. The Strange Woman (1946)
8. Good Time (2017)
9. Fallen Angel (1946)
10. Détective (1985)
11. Road House (1948)
12. Police (1985)
13. Night Editor (1946)
14. True Confessions (1981)
15. L'appartement (1996)
16. The Dark Corner (1946)
17. The Breaking Point (1950)
18. Hijôsen no onna (1933)
19. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
20. Desperate (1947)
21. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
22. Le beau Serge (1958)
23a. The Wrong Trousers (1993)
23b. A Close Shave (1995)
24. Too Late for Tears (1949)
25. No Way Out (1950)
26. The Pledge (2001)
27. The Harder They Fall (1956)
28. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
29. Brainstorm (1965)
30. Der Verlorene (1951)
31. Where the Truth Lies (2005)
32. Highway Dragnet (1954)
33. Inner Sanctum (1948)
34. Jigsaw (1949)
35. The Green Glove (1952)
36. The Second Woman (1950)
37. Johnny Eager (1941)
38. Impact (1949)
39. Quicksand (1950)
40. Two of a Kind (1951)
41. The Salton Sea (2002)
42. The Small Back Room (1949)
43. Wind River (2017)
44. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
45. The Paradine Case (1947)
46. Bad for Each Other (1953)
47. Nowhere to Go (1958)
48. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
49. Ripley's Game (2002)
50. Yajû no seishun (1963)
51. Pusher II (2004)
52. Moontide (1942)
53. Ivy (1947)
54. The Glass Wall (1953)
55. Pusher III (2005)
56. Repeat Performance (1947)
57. Pushover (1954)
58. Time Is My Enemy (1954)
59. Madeo (2009)
60. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
61. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
62. Operation Diplomat (1953)
63. The Other Woman (1954)
64. The Ipcress File (1965)
65. City of Fear (1959)
66. They Drive by Night (1940)
67. Violent Saturday (1955)
68. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
69. Les tontons flingueurs (1963) a.k.a. Monsieur Gangster
70. Shot (1973)
71. The Brothers Rico (1957)
72. Mikey and Nicky (1976)
73. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
74. Hardcore (1979)
75. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
76. New Jack City (1991)
77. No Man of Her Own (1950)
78-85. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002) S1E1-26
86.Gloria (1980)
87. China Moon (1994)
88. Hell Drivers (1957)
Bonus ChallengeShow
1940: City For Conquest/They Drive by Nigh
1941: Johnny Eager
1942: The Glass Key/Moontide
1943: Whispering Footsteps
1944:
1945:
1946: Black Angel/The Strange Woman/Fallen Angel/Night Editor/The Dark Corner/The Mask of Diijon
1947: Desperate/It Always Rains on Sunday/The Paradine Case/Ivy/Repeat Performance/The Devil Thumbs a Ride
1948: Pitfall/Road House/Inner Sanctum
1949: Too Late For Tears/Jigsaw/Impact/The Small Back Room
1950: The Breaking Point/No Way Out/The File on Thelma Jordon/The Second Woman/Quicksand/No Man of Her Own
1951: Der Verlorene/Two of a Kind
1952: The Green Glove
1953: Bad for Each Other/The Glass Wall/Operation Diplomat
1954: Human Desire/Riot in Cell Block 11/Highway Dragnet/Pushover/Time Is My Enemy/The Other Woman
1955: Violent Saturday
1956: The Harder They Fall/Beyond a Reasonable Doubt/A Kiss Before Dying
1957: Baby Face Nelson/The Brothers Rico/Hell Drivers
1958: Le beau Serge/Nowhere To Go
1959: City of Fear

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Post by frbrown » November 25th, 2018, 4:55 pm

63. Moss Rose (1947)

Victorian noir

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64. I, the Jury (1953)

How Mike Hammer (played by a guy named Biff Elliot!) deals with people who give him BS

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65. Blonde Ice (1948)

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1. Calcutta (1947)
2. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
3. Black Widow (1987)
4a. Dragnet: The Big Cast (1952)
4b. Dragnet: The Big September Man (1952)
4c. Dragnet: The Big Phone Call (1952)
5a. Peter Gunn: The Kill (1958)
5b. Peter Gunn: Streetcar Jones (1958)
5c. Peter Gunn: The Vicious Dog (1958)
6. The Glass Alibi (1946)
7. Insomnia (2002)
8. The Flanagan Boy AKA Bad Blonde (1953)
9. More Than Murder (1984)
10. Dark Waters (1944)
11a. Johnny Staccato: The Naked Truth (1959)
11b. Johnny Staccato: Murder for Credit (1959)
11c. Johnny Staccato: The Parents (1959)
12. Danger Signal (1945)
13. Pickup (1951)
14. Hell Drivers (1957)
15. The Border (1982)
16. Maneges (1950)
17. Naked Alibi (1954)
18. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
19. The Bribe (1949)
20. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
21. Unpublished Story (1942)
22. A Woman's Face (1941)
23. A Window in London AKA Lady in Distress (1940)
24. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
25. Attack (1956)
26a. Fallen Angels: Dead-End for Delia (1993)
26b. Fallen Angels: I'll Be Waiting (1993)
27a. Fallen Angels: The Quiet Room (1993)
27b. Fallen Angels: The Frightening Frammis (1993)
28a. Fallen Angels: Murder, Obliquely (1993)
28b. Fallen Angels: Since I Don't Have You (1993)
29. The Departed (2006)
30. Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
31. Cottage to Let AKA Bombsight Stolen (1941)
32. Rio (1939)
33. The October Man (1947)
34. They Met in the Dark (1943)
35. Harikomi AKA The Chase AKA Stakeout (1958)
36. Entre onze heures et minuit (1949)
37. L'assassin a peur la nuit (1942)
38. House of Bamboo (1955)
39. Guest in the House (1944)
40. Marilyn AKA Roadhouse Girl (1953)
41. Secret People (1952)
42. The Dain Curse: Episode 1 (1978)
43. The Dain Curse: Episode 2 (1978)
44. The Dain Curse: Episode 3 (1978)
45a. Johnny Staccato: The Shop of the Four Winds (1959)
45b. Johnny Staccato: Nature of the Night (1959)
45c. Johnny Staccato: Viva, Paco! (1959)
46. The House Across the Bay (1940)
47. Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On (1973)
48. Apartado de correos 1001 (1950)
49. The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937)
50. Crime Story: Pilot (1986)
51. Shock (1946)
52. Bodyguard (1948)
53. Teufel in Seide AKA Devil in Silk (1956)
54. Roadblock (1951)
55. The Brothers Rico (1957)
56. World for Ransom (1954)
57. Chicago Deadline (1949)
58. Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)
59. The Unknown Man (1951)
60. Serpico (1973)
61. Nightmare (1956)
62. Loan Shark (1952)
63. Moss Rose (1947)
64. I, the Jury (1953)
65. Blonde Ice (1948)

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Post by OldAle1 » November 25th, 2018, 5:17 pm

Going chronologically, at least for the first several - all films appear here

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/a+co ... ignatzkat/

unless otherwise noted, and all FTVs unless otherwise noted
Keep Your Gumshoe Off My FedoraShow
1. Marked Woman (Lloyd Bacon/Michael Curtiz (uncr), 1937) (re-watched)
2. Tip-Off Girls (Louis King, 1938)
3. Blackwell's Island (William C. McGann/Michael Curtiz, 1939)
4. Phantom Raiders (Jacques Tourneur, 1940)
5. Dressed to Kill (Eugene Forde, 1941)
6. Crossroads (Jack Conway, 1942)
7. Lady Gangster (Robert Florey, 1942)
8. Afsporet / Derailed (Bodil Ipsen / Lau Lauritzen, 1942)
9. Calling Dr. Death (Reginald Le Borg, 1943)
10. Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, 1944)
11. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
12. Danger Signal (Robert Florey, 1945)
13. Crack-Up (Irving Reis, 1946)
14. The Brasher Doubloon (John Brahm, 1947)
15. Blackmail (Lesley Selander, 1947)
16. Nora Prentiss (Vincent Sherman, 1947)
17. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
18. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (John Farrow, 1948)
19. The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) (re-watch)
20. Døden er et kjærtegn / Death is a Caress (Edith Carlmar, 1949)
21. The Accused (William Dieterle, 1949)
22. Destination Murder (Edward L. Cahn, 1950)
23. The Sleeping City (George Sherman, 1950)
24. The Damned Don't Cry (Vincent Sherman, 1950)
25. The Second Woman (James V. Kern, 1950)
26. Edge of Doom (Mark Robson, 1950)
27. Hunt the Man Down (George Archainbaud, 1950)
28. Flicka och hyacinter / Girl With Hyacinths (Hasse Ekman, 1950)
29. 711 Ocean Drive (Joseph M. Newman, 1950)
30. Guilty Bystander (Joseph Lerner, 1950)
31. The Unknown Man (Richard Thorpe, 1951)
32. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951) (re-watch)
33. The Mob (Robert Parrish, 1951)
34. The Turning Point (William Dieterle, 1952)
35. Kiss Me a Killer (Marcus DeLeon, 1991)
36. Vicki (Harry Horner, 1953)
37. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
38. Highway Dragnet (Nathan Juran, 1954)
39. Dragnet (Jack Webb, 1954)
40. Black Tuesday (Hugo Fregonese, 1954)
41. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997)
42. The Night Holds Terror (Andrew L. Stone, 1955)
43. Nightmare (Maxwell Shane, 1956)
44. Accused of Murder (Joseph Kane, 1956)
45. Plunder Road (Hubert Cornfield, 1957)
46. Blondin i fara / Blonde in Bondage (Robert Brandt, 1957)
47. Screaming Mimi (Gerd Oswald, 1958)

Somewhat bizarre film about a beatiful model/dancer (Anita Ekberg) who in the very first scene is attacked by a madman and sustains a shock that puts her in a sanitarium; months later she's changed her name and dancing in a club in LA, and her manager (Harry Townes) just so happens to be the psychologist who was treating her! It gets a little stranger from there but alas doesn't ever go full-on weird, and it's really the strange locations (for the period) and Ekberg's presence that make this worth watching. Newspaper reporter Philip Carey bears a striking resemblance to Charlton Heston but doesn't have his charisma or voice, and the murder plot that develops never quite gets as interesting as it seems to promise. The kind of film that might have been a lot more interesting and strange had it been made a decade or two later when both censorship and narrative rigidity had been lifted significantly. Still worth seeing overall.

48. Cry Tough (Paul Stanley, 1959)

John Saxon plays Miguel, a young Puerto Rican man just released from a 1-year jail sentence, trying to integrate back into the "barrio" aka "Little Spain" (???), New York's Puerto Rican community as envisioned by Hollywood. Of course, he tries to go straight and get a job with his father at a dry cleaner's, but is pulled back into the life of crime. Utterly predictable and ordinary gangster tale enlivened for me only by Harry Townes - who also played the psychologist in Screaming Mimi as the main crime boss. The rest of the cast including Saxon and Joseph Calleia as his father just don't have anything interesting to work with, though Linda Cristal as Saxon's girlfriend is at least somewhat believable as the girl everyone wants. Entirely shot on sets and mostly cast with non-hispanic actors, without a trace of verisimilitude.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 25th, 2018, 5:34 pm

81. 'The Mask of Dimitrios' / 1944, Jean Negulesco / 8/10 / USA
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82. 'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers' / 1946, Lewis Milestone / 8/10 / USA
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83. 'Caccia tragica' / 'Tragic Hunt' / 1947, Giuseppe De Santis / 8.5/10 / Italy
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84. 'Xue ran hai tang hong' / 'Blood Will Tell' / 1949, Feng Yueh / 9.5/10 / Hong Kong
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85. 'No Trees in the Street' / 1959, J. Lee Thompson / 7 or 7.5/10 / UK
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Post by maxwelldeux » November 25th, 2018, 6:00 pm

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1. Gun Crazy (1950)
2. Scarface (1932)
3. Se7en (1995)
4. Pitfall (1948)
5. The Pretender (1947)
6. Dark Waters (1944)
7. In a Lonely Place (1950)
8. Mildred Pierce (1945)
9. Key Largo (1948)
10. Lilyhammer s1e1: Reality Check (2012)
11. Lilyhammer s1e2: The Flamingo (2012)
12. Branded to Kill (1967)
13. Girl with Hyacinths (1950, Sweden)
14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
15. Marathon Man (1976)
16. New Jack City (1991)
17. Lilyhammer s1e3: Guantanamo Blues (2012)
18. Le Samourai (1967)
19. Fargo (1996)
20. Odd Man Out (1947)
21. High Sierra (1941)
22. Lilyhammer s1e4: The Midwife (2012)
23. Gaslight (1944)
24. The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)

The second film in the Dragon Tattoo/Millennium series. I have to say I agree with ororama about this - definitely not as good as the first. I did enjoy it, but it felt a lot more conventional to me and relied on too many "let's just not question that" sorts of elements. The end felt more like an action movie where you know the outcome ahead of time, rather than maintaining the level of suspense throughout that the first one managed.
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It did tie up some of the things left open from the first, like Lisbeth's backstory and why the rapist/monitor guy was featured so prominently. But it annoyed me that the overarching plot (i.e., the human trafficking piece) ended up being nothing more than a ruse and a bargaining chip.

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Post by monclivie » November 25th, 2018, 6:30 pm

16. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 8/10
17. D.O.A. (1950) 8/10 (bonus points for the slide whistle)
18. Scarlet Street (1945) 8/10
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1. Murder, My Sweet (1944) 7,5/10
2. The Petrified Forest (1936) 8,5/10
3. The Big Clock (1948) 8/10
4. Point Blank (1967) 7,5/10
5. The Letter (1940) 5/10
6. Thieves' Highway (1949) 7,5/10
7. Brute Force (1947) 5,5/10
8. Odd Man Out (1947) 6/10
9. On Dangerous Ground (1951) 7/10
10. Night and the City (1950) 7,5/10
11. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) 7,5/10
12. The Wrong Man (1956) 8,5/10
13. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 8/10
14. The Stranger (1946) 7/10
15. Dark Passage (1947) 9/10
16. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 8/10
17. D.O.A. (1950) 8/10
18. Scarlet Street (1945) 8/10

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Post by jeroeno » November 25th, 2018, 6:42 pm

44. La vérité (1960)

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Post by albajos » November 25th, 2018, 8:13 pm

20. Pusher III (2005) Denmark 1 official list 1 413 checks [double]
Following Milo, there is no pushing here, only bossing.

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12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015)
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015)
11. Hypnotisören (2012)
03-10. Mammon (2016)
13. Metropia (2009)
18. Mýrin (2006)
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
14. Pusher (1996)
15. Pusher II (2004)
20. Pusher III (2005)
01. Schpaaa (1998)
17. Submarino (2010)
16. Tommy (2014)

Year
14. Pusher (1996)
01. Schpaaa (1998)
15. Pusher II (2004)
20. Pusher III (2005)
18. Mýrin (2006)
13. Metropia (2009)
17. Submarino (2010)
11. Hypnotisören (2012)
16. Tommy (2014)
12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015)
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015)
03-10. Mammon (2016)
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Checks
14. Pusher (1996) 2 996
15. Pusher II (2004) 1 867
20. Pusher III (2005) 1 413
17. Submarino (2010) 705
13. Metropia (2009) 498
18. Mýrin (2006) 306
02. Flaskepost fra P (2015) 297
11. Hypnotisören (2012) 284
01. Schpaaa (1998) 194
19. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) 181
03-10. Mammon (2014-16) 38
12. Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten som forsvant (2015) 29
16. Tommy (2014) 18

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51. Le triangle de feu (The Triangle of Fire, Edmond T. Gréville & Johannes Guter, 1932) 7.5/10
52. Contraband (Michael Powell, 1940) 8.5/10
53. Macao, l'enfer du jeu (Gambling Hell, Jean Delannoy, 1942) 8/10
54. Det kom en gäst... (A Guest Is Coming, Arne Mattsson, 1947) 8/10
55. Escape (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1948) 7.5/10
56. Quai de Grenelle (The Strollers, Emil E. Reinert, 1950) 9/10
57. Le crâneur (The Show-Off, Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1955) 8/10
58. Une balle dans le canon (A Bullet in the Gun Barrel, Michel Deville & Charles Gérard, 1958) 7/10
59. Sursis pour un vivant/Pensione Edelweiss (Thanatos Palace Hotel, Víctor Merenda & Ottorino Franco Bertolini, 1959) 8/10
60. Offbeat (Cliff Owen, 1961) 8.5/10

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1. Models Inc. (Reginald Le Borg, 1952) 8/10
2. The Flanagan Boy (Reginald Le Borg, 1953) 7.5/10
3. Sudden Danger (Hubert Cornfield, 1955) 7/10
4. Hell Bound (William J. Hole Jr., 1957) 7.5/10
5. Plunder Road (Hubert Cornfield, 1957) 8/10
6. Hachijikan no kyôfu (Eight Hours of Terror, Seijun Suzuki, 1957) 8/10
7. The 3rd Voice (Hubert Cornfield, 1960) 8/10
8. 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori: Sono gosôsha o nerae (Take Aim at the Police Van, Seijun Suzuki, 1960) 7/10
9. Vita frun (Lady in White, Arne Mattsson, 1962) 7.5/10
10. Hän varasti elämän (The Stolen Life, Aarne Tarkas, 1962) 9/10
11. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) 7/10
12. La neige était sale (Stain on the Snow, Luis Saslavsky, 1954) 10/10
13. Les louves (Demoniac, Luis Saslavsky, 1957) 9/10
14. Une manche et la belle (A Kiss for a Killer, Henri Verneuil, 1957) 8.5/10
15. Oeil pour oeil (An Eye for an Eye, André Cayatte, 1957) 9.5/10
16. 5 Steps to Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957) 7/10
17. Teenage Doll (Roger Corman, 1957) 7/10
18. Satan in High Heels (Jerald Intrator, 1962) 7.5/10
19. Mannen på taket (The Man on the Roof, Bo Widerberg, 1976) 9/10
20. Mannen från Mallorca (The Man from Majorca, Bo Widerberg, 1984) 8/10
21. The Man in Grey (Leslie Arliss, 1943) 8/10
22. Am Abend nach der Oper (In the Evening After the Opera, Arthur Maria Rabenalt, 1945) 8/10
23. The Glass Alibi (W. Lee Wilder, 1946) 7.5/10
24. Il tradimento (Double Cross, Riccardo Freda, 1951) 8.5/10
25. The Thief (Russell Rouse, 1952) 8/10
26. Viele kamen vorbei (Many Passed By, Peter Pewas, 1956) 9/10
27. House of Numbers (Russell Rouse, 1957) 7.5/10
28. Caccia all'uomo (Manhunt, Riccardo Freda, 1961) 7.5/10
29. Stöten (The Heist, Hasse Ekman, 1961) 8/10
30. Der rote Rausch (The Red Pastures, Wolfgang Schleif, 1962) 8/10
31. Hans le marin (Wicked City, François Villiers, 1949) 8/10
32. Un homme marche dans la ville (A Man Walks in the City, Marcello Pagliero, 1950) 9/10
33. La p... respectueuse (The Respectful Whore, Marcello Pagliero & Charles Brabant, 1952) 8/10
34. Mustasukkaisuus (Jealousy, Teuvo Tulio, 1953) 8.5/10
35. Det brenner i natt! (Fire in the Night, Arne Skouen, 1955) 7.5/10
36. The Shadow on the Window (William Asher, 1957) 7/10
37. Hell Drivers (Cy Endfield, 1957) 9/10
38. Sapphire (Basil Dearden, 1959) 8.5/10
39. All Night Long (Basil Dearden, 1962) 8/10
40. My Body Hungers (Joseph W. Sarno, 1967) 7/10
41. Radio Patrol (Edward L. Cahn, 1932) 8.5/10
42. Emergency Call (Edward L. Cahn, 1933) 7.5/10
43. Confidential (Edward L. Cahn, 1935) 7/10
44. Lady Scarface (Frank Woodruff, 1941) 7/10
45. Address Unknown (William Cameron Menzies, 1944) 9/10
46. Nada (Nothing, Edgar Neville, 1947) 9/10
47. Radio tekee murron (The Radio Burglary, Matti Kassila, 1951) 8/10
48. Los ojos dejan huellas (The Eyes Leave a Trace, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, 1952) 9/10
49. Los golfos (The Delinquents, Carlos Saura, 1960) 9/10
50. Los atracadores (The Robbers, Francisco Rovira Beleta, 1962) 8/10
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Post by Renegade » November 25th, 2018, 9:59 pm

48. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

49. King of New York (1990)

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Post by jdidaco » November 25th, 2018, 10:14 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 3:53 pm
Nice to see that you saw Cahn's 'Confidential', jd! I watched it around this time last year and loved the zippiness and energy offered by the film's relatively small-name cast. I thought the dangers of G-Man work were examined in a fast-paced, vibrant and always intriguing manner and that the film packed in a lot of repartee, suspicions and even romance. One I very much enjoyed! I gave it an 8/10 at the time and would watch it again if I saw it on.

I believe I have copies of 'Los ojos dejan huellas' and 'Los atracadores' available so I might reach for one or both of those over coming days. I do like the look of them both.
Roger!!! "zippiness and energy", yep, two words that could define all of Cahn's early 30s output, add to that, a tough, no-holds-barred direction, and the conviction to go further and deeper in deflagrating all the virtues and vices of his often corrupted milieus (police academies, federal departments, hospitals), and we have one of the most interesting American filmmakers of the period. And yes, his plots offer everything including daring endings that often redimensions the films' associations and friendships in ambiguous, romantic and touching ways. Loved all three I saw.

Hope you catch those two Spanish films, particularly 'Los ojos dejan huellas' one of my favorites this challenge (I also noticed the other Rovira Beleta you saw, 'El expreso de Andalucía', haven't seen that one, it does look great!). :cheers:

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Post by Simba63 » November 26th, 2018, 3:50 am

97. While the City Sleeps (1956) - 7/10
98. Without Warning! (1952) - 6/10
99. The Amazing Mr. X (1948) - 6/10
100. The Great Flamarion (1945) - 6/10

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