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Noirvember Challenge (Official, November 2020)

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Which of the following Rogues are your favorite (based solely on their acting in films noir)?

Dana Andrews
2
2%
Humphrey Bogart
13
13%
Richard Conte
2
2%
Brian Donlevy
0
No votes
Dan Duryea
6
6%
Glenn Ford
1
1%
Gloria Grahame
9
9%
Van Heflin
1
1%
Alan Ladd
1
1%
Veronica Lake
5
5%
Burt Lancaster
2
2%
Ida Lupino
10
10%
Fred MacMurray
4
4%
Robert Mitchum
12
12%
Dick Powell
2
2%
Edward G. Robinson
5
5%
Robert Ryan
9
9%
Lizabeth Scott
4
4%
Barbara Stanwyck
9
9%
Claire Trevor
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 97

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02 Fargo S4E1-2
03 Blow the Man Down (2019) 5.5/10
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31. Miss Bala (2011) * 113 min.

I forgot to add #Veronica Lake to my last post for The Blue Dahlia. I picked up a bunch of stuff from the library yesterday that I had requested last month, so I'll be continuing to focus on noir this month.

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1. No Man's Woman (1955) * 70 min.
2. The Big Heat (1953) 89 min.  #Gloria Grahame
3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) * 121 min.
4. One Girl's Confession (1953) * 74 min.
5. Bait (1954) * 80 min.
6. The Crooked Web (1955) * 77 min.
7. Midnight (1934) * 73 min.  #Humphrey Bogart
8. Lethal Weapon (1987) * 110 min.
9. Oldboy (2003) * 120 min.
10. This Gun for Hire (1942) 81 min.  # Alan Ladd
11. Lady Vengeance (2005) * 115 min.
12. Private Hell 36 (1954) * 80 min.  #Ida Lupino
13. 99 River Street (1953) * 83 min.
14. The Glass Key (1942) 85 min.  #Brian Donlevy
15. Crime Wave (1953) * 74 min.
16. Night Must Fall (1937) * 116 min.
17. Escape in the Fog (1945) * 63 min.
18. Red Pier (1958) * 99 min.
19. Voice Without a Shadow (1958) * 92 min.
20. Whirlpool * 97 min.  #Richard Conte
21. The Chaser (2008) * 125 min.
22. The Rambling Guitarist (1959) * 77 min.
23. One False Move (1992) 105 min.
24. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) * 100 min.
25. Border Incident (1949) * 95 min.
26. Cornered (1945) * 102 min. #Dick Powell
27. Sha chu xi ying panCoolie Killer (1982) 91 min.
28. Johnny Allegro (1949) * 81 min.
29. The Long Goodbye (1973) * 112 min.
30. The Blue Dahlia (1946) 100 min. #Veronica Lake

*First time viewing.
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Final post of the challenge! Thanks blocho for hosting!

I actually ended up closer to Walter than I thought cuz I had forgotten I've been watching the new season of Fargo (which is pretty good so far but not quite as great as the previous three seasons IMO...but I still have three more episodes to go).
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139. Nightkill (1980) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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140. Town on Trial (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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141. The Tie That Binds (1995) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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142. The Laughing Policeman (1973) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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143. Invisible Stripes (1939) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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144. Trapped (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #327

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145-152. Fargo S4E1-8 (2020)

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153. The Sister-In-Law (1974) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
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1. Among the Living (1941) List: TSPDT Noir #273
2. Ladies in Retirement (1941) List: TSPDT Noir #609
3. Yao shou du shi a.k.a. Wicked City (1992)
4. The Sleeping City (1950) TSPDT Noir #260
5. Man in the Vault (1956) #646 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
6. Le clan des Siciliens a.k.a. The Sicilian Clan (1969) List: 101 French Noirs
7. The Trap (1959) List: TSPDT Noir #637
8. The Full Treatment (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
9. Pit of Darkness (1961) List: British Film Noir Guide
10. I ragazzi del massacro a.k.a. Naked Violence (1969) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
11. The Lady Gambles (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #809
12. The Hostage (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
13. The Blue Lamp (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #832
14. Série noire (1979) (1979) List: TSPDT Noir #500
15. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #782
16. The Specialist (1975) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
17. Witch Hunt (1994)
18. Venetian Bird (1952) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
19. One Good Cop (1991) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
20. A Man Betrayed (1941) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
21. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
22. Key Witness (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #503
23. Blues Harp (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
24. Abandoned (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #269
25. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene a.k.a. Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
26. Johnny Come Lately (1943) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
27. The Man I Love (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #307
28. H (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
29. The Racket (1928) List: #863 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
30. Hustle (1975) List: TSPDT Noir #657
31. The Marked One (1963) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
32. Murder Can Be Deadly (1962) List: British Film Noir Guide
33. Fallen (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
34. Baby Face (1933) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
35. The Criminal a.k.a. Concrete Jungle (1960) List: TSPDT Noir #454
36. Cold in July (2014) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Movies of the Past 5 Years
37. Body of Evidence (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
38. Hell's Five Hours (1958) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
39. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) List: TSPDT Noir #713
40. Shed No Tears (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #625
41. Johnny Handsome (1989) List: TSPDT Noir #764
42. The Man Who Died Twice (1958) List: #650 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
43. Deep Cover (1992) List: TSPDT Noir #678
44. Money Madness (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #785
45. So Dark the Night (1946) ist: TSPDT Noir #180
46. Crime Against Joe (1956) ist: TSPDT Noir #651
47-53. The Big O Ep.1-26 (1999) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
54. Così dolce... così perversa a.k.a. So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
55. L'enfer a.k.a. Torment (1994) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
56. The Price of Fear (1956) List: TSPDT Noir #548
57. The Big Empty (1997) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
58. House by the River (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #227
59. Es geschah am hellichten Tag a.k.a. It Happened In Broad Daylight (1958) List: Taschen's Top 50 Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
60. Shin Jingi no Hakaba a.k.a. Graveyard of Honor (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
61. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
62. Mord und Totschlag a.k.a. Degree of Murder (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
63. The Big Operator (1959) List: Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
64. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
65. The Bribe (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #258
66. Jagged Edge (1985) List: TSPDT Noir #673
67. Uncle Silas (1947) List: British Film Noir Guide
68. The Argyle Secrets (1948) List: Previous TSPDT Noir List
69. Night Must Fall (1937) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
70. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki a.k.a. Most Terrible Time In My Life (1993) List: Japanese Film Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
71. Fourteen Hours (1951) List: TSPDT Noir #277
72. Across 110th Street (1972) List: The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1970s (Taste of Cinema)
73. The Rain Killer (1990) List: The Blackboard's List of Neo-Noir
74. Hell's House (1932) List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
75. Training Day (2001) List: TSPDT Noir #812
76. Midnight Lace (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
77. The Shadow on the Window (1957) List: TSPDT Noir #594
78. Gonin a.k.a. The Five (1995) List: Japanese Film-Noir
79. The Long Haul (1957) List: TSPDT Noir #818
80. Pickup Alley (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
81. Little Fish (2005) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
82. Mary (1931) List: American version Murder (filmed simultaneously) on A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
83. The Crush (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
84. Nora Prentiss (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #196
85. To the Ends of the Earth (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #617
86. The Female Animal (1958) List: Kino's Film Noir: Dark Side of Cinema series
87. Whiteout (2009) List: Noirish - The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
88. The Tijuana Story (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
89. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
90. Track the Man Down (1955) List: OpenCulture's 50 Free Film Noirs
91. She Played with Fire (1957) List: British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)
92. Catchfire a.k.a. Backtrack (1990) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1990s
93. Calcutta (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #370
94. Chandler (1971) List: TSPDT Noir #741
95. Cop Hater (1958) List: TSPDT Noir #754
96. Lady on a Train (1945) List: TSPDT Noir #358
97. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) List: TSPDT Noir #748
98. Suna no utsuwa a.k.a. Castle of Sand (1974) List: BFI 100 Key Noir Films
99. La otra (1946) List: Film Noir During the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
100. The Lawless (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #434
101. The Two Jakes (1990) List: TSPDT Noir #559
102. Backfire (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #453
103. When Michael Calls (1972) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
104. Jail Bait (1954) List: TSPDT Noir #648
105. The Sinister Urge (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
106. The Medium (1951) List: Previous TSPDT Noir
107. The Big Night (1951) List: TSPDT Noir #281
108. Playgirl (1954) List: TSPDT Noir #634
109. Blood on the Moon (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #543
110. Six Bridges to Cross (1955) List: Noir City: Chicago (2017)
111. Twilight (1998) TSPDT Noir #642
112. A Strange Adventure (1956)
113. An Act of Murder (1948) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
114. I, the Jury (1982) List: TSPDT Noir #834
115. Butt Boy (2019)
116. Van God los a.k.a. Godforsaken (2003) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
117. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
118. The Equalizer (2014)
119. Foreign Intrigue (1956)
120. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000)
121. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953)
122. Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
123. The Bloody Brood (1959)
124. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
125. Bewitched (1945)
126. L'assassino (1961)
127. The Door with Seven Locks a.k.a. Chamber of Horrors (1940)
128. Fear (1946)
129. The Snowman (2017)
130. Inferno (1953)
131. I, Jane Doe (1948)
132. Fuzz (1972)
133. Dark (2017)
134. Loophole (1981) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
135. The Morning After (1986) List: TSPDT Noir #830
136. The Stone Killer (1973) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
137. Trespass (2011) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
138. The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
139. Nightkill (1980) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
140. Town on Trial (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
141. The Tie That Binds (1995) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
142. The Laughing Policeman (1973) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
143. Invisible Stripes (1939) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
144. Trapped (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #327
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Walter and flavo, you two have seen the most in this challenge. Would you tell us which were your favorite two or three noirs you've seen this month?
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6. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
It kind of works as an off-beat comedy. Much less so as a crime movie or romantic drama.
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Noirvember, sadly, has concluded. Please post any remaining watches in the next 24 hours. I'll update with final results and stats on Thursday or Friday.
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blocho wrote: December 1st, 2020, 5:27 pm Walter and flavo, you two have seen the most in this challenge. Would you tell us which were your favorite two or three noirs you've seen this month?
Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) - I liked the story and the late 50s NYC locations.
Die Straße (1923) - the roots of film noir in German Expressionism.
And as a group, the 12 Michael Shayne films.
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(Screenshots from 'A Window in London' and 'Black Patch')

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37. A Window in London (1940, Herbert Mason) - 7.5 or 8/10
38. Vagabunda / Tramp (1950, Miguel Morayta) - 9.5 or 10/10 - Some thoughts on one of the standouts of my Noirvember:
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The first time (since watching Springsteen's 'Hellfire' some months ago) that I have cried while watching the dénouement to a film. Interesting that they both deal with religion! It shows that the sacredness, morality & reverence of such themes can invoke an awe in even a (passive) atheist like me. I thought of Dostoyevsky as the voice-over dropped us into this red-light district, where people do what they can and must to survive. The creation of the milieu is so very effective (railway tracks, night-time streets, the clubs, scheming gangsters, girls still with hope in their hearts for success and escape). I shall cherish Leticia Palma's performance. She's strong, caring, sexy, compassionate and the heartbeat of this darkly touching fable. One scene that broke my heart: her dancing in this seedy watering hole and dreaming that she is performing in far-removed luxurious surrounds, only to have her reverie broken by a splash of water/beer in the face and a drunken, mocking guffaw. Another scene that stunned and moved me: the slimy culprit being set upon by raggedy-clothed locals; their slow, deliberate movements play almost like a zombie attack on a victim. It is a haunting, disconcerting scene! And the close with these two souls (priest and girl) seeking escape and happiness, and the church bells that bring revelation and realisation. A minor masterpiece that touched and moved me deeply.
39. Checkpoint (1956, Ralph Thomas) - 5/10
40. Black Patch (1957, Allen H. Miner) - 7.5 or 8/10
41. Never Love a Stranger (1958, Robert Stevens) - 7/10
42. Prime Cut (1972, Michael Ritchie) - 7.5/10

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Thanks for hosting, blocho! Noirvember is one of the best, and I loved it this year once again.

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That's all, folks!
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Thanks for hosting, blocho. Ended on a high. Final list:

56. Obsession (1954 / Jean Delannoy) 6/10
57. Thief (1981 / Michael Mann) 8/10
58. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997 / Michael Oblowitz) 3/10
59. Mr. Arkadin (1955 / Orson Welles) 8/10

Top views of the month:
Thief
Mr. Arkadin
Human Desire
A Woman's Face
The Desperate Hours
The Window
I Wake Up Screaming
Stolen Death
Ace in the Hole
The Grifters
Suture
Scarface
Secret Beyond the Door...
1. The Night Has Eyes (1942 / Leslie Arliss) 5/10
Two teachers take a holiday in the Yorkshire Moors where their friend and colleague went missing the year before. They end up lodging with surly James Mason - in one of his frequent surly, tortured roles - who seems to have been connected to the missing woman.
2. Stolen Death (1938 / Nyrki Tapiovaara) 7/10
3. Desperate (1947 / Anthony Mann) 6/10
4. The Frightened City (1961 / John Lemont) 6/10
Had to get a Sean Connery film in, although he didn't do much that could be considered Noir. He plays a reluctant henchman to one member of consortium of mobster extortionists. There's not much originality here, but things clip along thanks to a fairly large cast of varied characters. It's hard not to look for the foreshadowing of Bond, and while Connery's a little wooden, there are indications of what would soon become the suave spy in some of the action and romance scenes. In fact, I'm convinced his quip "I must promote the Entente Cordiale" upon first seeing Yvonne Romain's sexy 'French' dancer was later used by Bond himself (maybe Moore).
5. Address Unknown (1944 / William Cameron Menzies) 6/10
6. Don't Talk to Strange Men (1962 / Pat Jackson) 6/10
Offbeat film about a teenage girl who answers a call to a phone box on a quiet country lane one day and strikes up a relationship with the stranger on the other end. There's a good build up of unease as the naive girl falls deeper and deeper under the anonymous caller's thrall. Unfortunately, inevitably, the ending is extremely rushed and routine.
7. The Ghost Camera (1933 / Bernard Vorhaus) 5/10 #IdaLupino
While returning from holiday, a camera drops into the back seat of a man's (Henry Kendall) car. He develops the negatives, one of which appears to depict a murder, another of which shows a woman (Lupino) who he tracks down and together they try to trace the owner of the camera: her brother. One of Ida Lupino's first films, made in England before her move to Hollywood. It's hard to believe she can have been no older than 15 here. She also looks different than I'm used to seeing her thanks to the bleached blonde hairdo. A breezy caper, not dissimilar to those Hitchcock was making around the time, with a few unpredictable moments.
8. Dilemma (1962 / Peter Maxwell) 5/10
Peter Halliday returns to his quiet suburban home one day to find a dying man on his bathroom floor. Assuming the unknown man had attacked his (absent) wife, he panics and, in the face of continual interruptions, attempts to hide the corpse. It's an idiosyncratic, blackly comic little film, let down by a conclusion that rings a little false.
9. The Whip Hand (1951 / William Cameron Menzies) 5/10
10. The October Man (1947 / Roy Ward Baker) 4/10 Blocho's Recommendations
11. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949 / Robert Stevenson) 4/10 #RobertRyan
Robert Ryan is an ex-communist shipping merchant who is blackmailed by his old party associates into doing their bidding. A red scare movie where the communists behave more like mobsters. Ryan can't elevate the clunky plotting.
12. The Lost Moment (1947 / Martin Gabel) 6/10
13. Gibraltar (2013 / Julien Leclercq) 5/10
Based on a true story. In 1987, a French bar owner in Gibraltar desperately in debt with his mortgage is recruited by French customs agents (not sure how they fit in with Gibraltarian trade in reality) to inform on drug smugglers transporting hashish over the narrow straight between Morocco and Gibraltar, with the promise of a cash reward. He quickly ends up embroiled with both the authorities and the smugglers as a sort of low-key Henry Hill-type stooge. In some ways it calls back to To Have and Have Not, with the reluctant maritime smuggler in a sleepy foreign outpost. The protagonist (Gilles Lellouche) is the typical French leading man: unshaven, pensive, but in this instance not very involving. The unusual location lends it some distinction.
14. Night Nurse (1931 / William A. Wellman) 6/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
15. The Criminal Code (1930 / Howard Hawks) 6/10
16. The Lodger (1944 / John Brahm) 6/10
17. A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019 / Abner Pastoll) 4/10
18. Horseplayer (1990 / Kurt Voss) 6/10
19. Cornered (1945 / Edward Dmytryk) 6/10 #DickPowell
20. I Wake Up Screaming (1941 / H. Bruce Humberstone) 7/10
21. The Locket (1946 / John Brahm) 6/10 #RobertMitchum
22. Scarface (1932 / Howard Hawks) 7/10
23. Man in the Attic (1953 / Hugo Fregonese) 5/10
24. Good-Time Girl (1948 / David MacDonald) 6/10
25. Convicted (1950 / Henry Levin) 6/10 #GlennFord
26. The Window (1949 / Ted Tetzlaff) 7/10
27. Caged (1950 / John Cromwell) 4/10
28. Dead End (1937 / William Wyler) 4/10 #ClaireTrevor
Crime drama featuring fairly early roles for several soon-to-be stars (Bogart, Trevor and McCrea), set around a New York City waterfront intersection between the upper classes and the underclass, specifically a group of street urchins. Like a lot of Wyler's films, it's well produced, the large-scale set in particular, but dramatically turgid. The heavily-telegraphed social message about the dangers of gangs and crime becomes less tolerable and more grating as the film progresses.
29. Poison Ivy (1992 / Katt Shea) 3/10
This is a variation on a subgenre that generally appeals to me: that of an outsider entering a social setting (usually a family) and upsetting the established order. This time it takes the form of a glossy early '90s erotic thriller, with a teenage Drew Barrymore as the outsider joining Sara Gilbert's wealthy family.
30. Lady in the Lake (1947 / Robert Montgomery) 6/10
31. Pulp (1972 / Mike Hodges) 6/10 #LizabethScott
Michael Caine plays a Marlowesque pulp fiction writer employed to ghost write a biography of Mickey Rooney's ageing film star. An enjoyably lackadaisical yarn.
32. Dick Tracy (1945 / William A. Berke) 4/10
33. One Way Street (1950 / Hugo Fregonese) 6/10 #DanDuryea
32. The Prowler (1951 / Joeph Losey) 7/10 #VanHeflin
I'd never thought much of Heflin other than as a reliable but unspectacular leading man, but here he's excellent playing a manipulative cop who strikes up a romance with a woman whose house he's called to one night.
33. A Woman's Face (1941 / George Cukor) 8/10
Joan Crawford's possibly my favourite Golden Age actress. I have an affinity with her; her voice, her passion, the roles she took, the way she could bring sympathy to brittle or unlikeable characters. I also, come to think of it, seem to enjoy films based around disfigured faces or facial transformations (Dark Passage, The Face of Another, The Elephant Man, Open Your Eyes), so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that I liked this so much. It contains what's perhaps one of Crawford's best performances, an unusual story of a woman with a severe facial scarring who leads a gang of grifters, soon joined by an equally impressive Conrad Veidt, with whom she falls in love.
34. Gaslight (1944 / George Cukor) 7/10
35. T-Men (1947 / Anthony Mann) 7/10
36. The Franchise Affair (1951 / Lawrence Huntington) 4/10
37. The Asphalt Jungle (1950 / John Huston) 7/10
38. Dick Tracy (1990 / Warren Beatty) 5/10
39. Ace in the Hole (1951 / Billy Wilder) 7/10
40. Strangers on a Train (1951 / Alfred Hitchcock) 7/10
41. Don't Bother to Knock (1952 / Roy Ward Baker) 5/10
42. The Glass Cell (1978 / Hans W. Geißendörfer) 3/10
43. The Desperate Hours (1955 / William Wyler) 8/10 #HumphreyBogart
44. El Niño y la niebla (1953 / Roberto Gavaldón) 5/10
45. Desperate Hours (1990 / Michael Cimino) 4/10
46. Black Widow (1954 / Nunnally Johnson) 6/10
47. The Blue Gardenia (1953 / Fritz Lang) 6/10 #RichardConte
48. Human Desire (1954 / Fritz Lang) 8/10 #Gloria Grahame
49. Under Suspicion (1991 / Simon Moore) 4/10
50. The Grifters (1990 / Stephen Frears) 7/10
51. Palmetto (1998 / Volker Schlondorff) 6/10
52. Bound (1996 / Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski) 5/10
53. Mulholland Falls (1996 / Lee Tamahori) 5/10
54. A Window in London (1940 / Herbert Mason) 5/10
55. Suture (1993 / Scott McGehee, David Siegel) 7/10
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blocho wrote: December 1st, 2020, 5:27 pm Walter and flavo, you two have seen the most in this challenge. Would you tell us which were your favorite two or three noirs you've seen this month?
Hm... these stick out to me as particularly notable for one reason or another:
Série noire (1979)
The Criminal (1960)
Cold In July (2014)
L'Enfer (1994)
Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958)
Shin Jingi no Hakaba (2002)
The Bribe (1949): specifically Vincent Price's performance
The Argyle Secrets (1948)
Night Must Fall (1937)
Waga jinsei saiaku no toki (1993)
Gonin (1995)
Lady on a Train (1945)
La Otra (1946)
The Big Night (1951)
Butt Boy (2019)

Oh and a special callout for The Medium (1951) just for how much I fucking hated every second of it. :D
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flavo5000 wrote: December 1st, 2020, 1:42 pm
I actually ended up closer to Walter than I thought cuz I had forgotten I've been watching the new season of Fargo (which is pretty good so far but not quite as great as the previous three seasons IMO...but I still have three more episodes to go).
I felt the same way about Fargo Season 4. Still good but can't compare to Season 1 or Season 3 for me.
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15. While the City Sleeps (1956, Fritz Lang) #Dana Andrews: 6.5 - a lower tier Lang.

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1. The Glass Key (1942, Stuart Heisler) #Veronica Lake rewatch: 7.0 > 7.8
2. This Gun for Hire (1942, Frank Tuttle) #Alan Ladd: 7.2
3. Black Angel (1946, Roy William Neill) #Dan Duryea: 7.5
4. Cloak and Dagger (1946, Fritz Lang): 7.0
5. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, Tay Garnett): 6.8 -
6. The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles) rewatch: 6.0 > 7.5
7. Road House (1948, Jean Negulesco) #Ida Lupino: 6.5
8. Raw Deal (1948, Anthony Mann) #Claire Trevor: 7.2
9. Thieves' Highway (1949) #Richard Conte (rewatch): 7.8 > 8.2
10. Dark City (1950, William Dieterle) #Lizabeth Scott: 6.5
11. Panic in the Streets (1950, Elia Kazan): 8.0
12. On Dangerous Ground (1951, Nicholas Ray & Ida Lupino) #Robert Ryan: 7.8
13. Beautiful Stranger [Twist of Fate] (1954, David Miller): 6.0
14. The Good Die Young (1954, Lewis Gilbert) #Gloria Grahame: 7.2
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Final Summary

Noirvember is over. It's been a lot of fun to host, and I thank all participants. I particularly want to salute Lu-Chin for participating in their first ever ICM Forum challenge. For complete results, check the OP.

Headline Stats
Thirty-eight participants combined for a cumulative total of 1,224 points, the second-highest point total in the history of Noirvember. That works out to a mean score of 32.2 points and a median of 18 points. WalterNeff led the main challenge (his third time doing so!), followed closely by flavo5000 in a race that lasted the entire month. Behind them were adwest, frbrown, and Obgeoff.

Bonus Challenge #1: Rogues' Gallery
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Seven cynical guys and dames have looked through the entire Rogues' Gallery: adwest, Obgeoff, frbrown, DudeLanez, sol, weirdboy, and Lu-Chin. Congratulations to them for completing the bonus challenge. The most popular rogue was Ida Lupino, followed by Humphrey Bogart. At least 15 participants saw at least one Lupino movie.

Bonus Challenge #2: Blocho's Recommendations
I was surprised and honored by how many people saw movies I recommended. DudeLanez, adwest, and Lu-Chin completed this challenge. Congrats to them. The most seen movies among my recommendations were Pushover and The October Man, which were both watched six times.

Bonus Challenge #3: Best Contributor
This award goes jointly to sol and adwest, who had write-ups for everything they watched. Honorable mention goes to frbrown, who had a screenshot for everything and write-ups for almost everything.

Poll: Favorite Rogue
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A close vote. Ida Lupino led in the early going, only to be passed by Robert Mitchum (my personal choice), who was eventually edged by Bogart.

Years
(The following data does not include shorts or episodes.)
The most popular year was 1947, followed by 1946 and then a tie between 1948 and 1950. The median year was 1951. Here's a breakdown by decade:
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Thanks again for hosting blocho, and for the stats and the bonus challenges. I hope you host again next year!
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Nice job hosting, blocho :thumbsup:

And congrats to the Czar on his third crown :poshclap:
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Congrats to Czar Neffie and thanks to Blocho! :thumbsup:
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Congrats, Walter! I particularly liked the day you watched clumps of extras (or the sorts of shorts and documentary bits that would be extras on a DVD/Blu-ray).
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