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Official Noirvember Challenge - Nov 2018

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Post by blocho » November 7th, 2018, 4:49 am

5. Black Angel (1946)

Decent noir, though the frission is lessened because the femme fatale dies in the first five minutes and noir scuzzball extraordinaire Dan Duryea actually plays a somewhat sympathetic character.

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Post by frbrown » November 7th, 2018, 5:33 am

15. The Border (1982)
16. Maneges (1950)
17. Naked Alibi (1954)
18. Whispering Footsteps (1943)

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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)

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#123

Post by maxwelldeux » November 7th, 2018, 5:42 am

cinephage wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 10:51 pm
01. Undercurrent, by Vincente Minnelli (1946) 6/10 - Rewatch

I feel this film is more women's picture than noir, and that the actors don't really get to act to the best of their abilities. Still, the finale is pretty impressive.
I haven't seen this, so I can't comment, but could you elaborate on your comment a bit? Not entirely sure what you mean about it being "more women's picture than noir"...

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#124

Post by Knaldskalle » November 7th, 2018, 6:14 am

1. I Wouldn't Be In Your Shoes (Nigh, 1948). Not bad, but I'd sussed out the killer fairly early on, so the ending wasn't as shocking as it was s'posed to be.
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#125

Post by cinephage » November 7th, 2018, 8:29 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 5:42 am
cinephage wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 10:51 pm
01. Undercurrent, by Vincente Minnelli (1946) 6/10 - Rewatch

I feel this film is more women's picture than noir, and that the actors don't really get to act to the best of their abilities. Still, the finale is pretty impressive.
I haven't seen this, so I can't comment, but could you elaborate on your comment a bit? Not entirely sure what you mean about it being "more women's picture than noir"...
I mean women's picture as a genre in the 30ies, which were mostly melodramas shot for a female audience, but I see I used the wrong term, as I meant woman's film, as per this wikipedia article :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_film
Here we follow Katharine Hepburn as a scientist's daughter, who gives up being an old maid and chooses to get married to Robert Taylor. Most of the film revolves around her couple and whether her husband is or isn't who she thinks he is. This mostly concerns the couple, whether it can hold or not, whether they really love each other or not. The noir elements are really minimal. Marriage is really the main subject of this film, and I felt it was specifically aimed at a female audiens.

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#126

Post by burneyfan » November 7th, 2018, 6:20 pm

01. The Sniper -- Dmytryk, 1952. (REWATCH)
I like to watch the intros and epilogues that Eddie Muller does for his Noir Alley show on TCM (in the US, midnight Saturdays with a repeat at 10:00 a.m. Sundays). He's only presented one film so far that I hadn't already seen, but the bits of info and the guest interviewees that he gets on the show are entertaining and sometimes I learn something. I often rewatch the film, too, just for fun.

02. The Pretender -- W.L. Wilder, 1947.
Not an awful film, but it doesn't merit the wonderful John Alton as DP. The lighting set-ups are consequently great noir, while the plot is pretty ridiculous and the actors are dull.

03. Hoodlum Empire -- Kane, 1952.
More of a gangster picture than pure noir, featuring a fairly wooden John Russell as a gangster-turned-soldier who tries to go straight after wartime. Luther Adler makes for a good Italian crime boss, Claire Trevor is good (though her southern accent's spread on pretty thick), and Brian Donlevy is a thankless role.

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#127

Post by hurluberlu » November 7th, 2018, 6:59 pm

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+
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.
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#128

Post by maxwelldeux » November 7th, 2018, 7:01 pm

cinephage wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 8:29 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 5:42 am
cinephage wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 10:51 pm
01. Undercurrent, by Vincente Minnelli (1946) 6/10 - Rewatch

I feel this film is more women's picture than noir, and that the actors don't really get to act to the best of their abilities. Still, the finale is pretty impressive.
I haven't seen this, so I can't comment, but could you elaborate on your comment a bit? Not entirely sure what you mean about it being "more women's picture than noir"...
I mean women's picture as a genre in the 30ies, which were mostly melodramas shot for a female audience, but I see I used the wrong term, as I meant woman's film, as per this wikipedia article :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_film
Here we follow Katharine Hepburn as a scientist's daughter, who gives up being an old maid and chooses to get married to Robert Taylor. Most of the film revolves around her couple and whether her husband is or isn't who she thinks he is. This mostly concerns the couple, whether it can hold or not, whether they really love each other or not. The noir elements are really minimal. Marriage is really the main subject of this film, and I felt it was specifically aimed at a female audiens.
Oh cool - thanks! I had never heard that term for a genre before. :cheers:

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#129

Post by Nopros » November 7th, 2018, 9:59 pm

13. The Offence (1973) 6/10
14. The Gangster (1947) 4/10
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1. Decoy (1946) 5/10
2. Ms .45 (1981) 6/10
3. Mauvais sang (1986) 6.5/10
4. Police (1985) 6/10
5. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) 8/10
6. Rolling Thunder (1977) 7/10
7. Un maledetto imbroglio (1959) 7.5/10
8. The Big Steal (1949) 7.5/10
9. Kiga kaikyô (1965) 8/10
10. Io non ho paura (2003) 7.5/10
11. The Pretender (1947) 4/10
12. Yajû no seishun (1963) 8/10
13. The Offence (1973) 6/10
14. The Gangster (1947) 4/10

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#130

Post by Renegade » November 7th, 2018, 10:05 pm

11. While the City Sleeps (1956)

12. Human Desire (1954)

13. Night Moves (1975) (Rewatch)

14. Cry Danger (1951) (Rewatch)

Film NoirShow
1. Fallen Angel (1945)
2. Side Street (1949)
3. Border Incident (1949)
4. Desperate (1947)
5. Call Northside 777 (1948)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
8. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
9. Clash by Night (1952)
10. Ministry of Fear (1944)

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#131

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 8th, 2018, 12:45 am

blocho wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 4:49 am
" noir scuzzball extraordinaire Dan Duryea "

:lol: Great description of Duryea.

I don't know if you've discovered The Power of the Whistler but it's a fairly solid little Amnesia Noir - a sub-genre I seem to recall you expressing an interest in:


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#132

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 8th, 2018, 12:47 am

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

I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman…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


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1940 – The Letter
1941 – The Maltese Falcon
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1943 – The Seventh Victim
1944 – The Whistler / Double Indemnity / Ministry of Fear / Mark of the Whisperer
1945 – The Power of the Whistler
1946
1947 – Out of the Past
1948 – They Live By Night
1949
1950 – The Asphalt Jungle / In a Lonely Place
1951
1952
1953
1954 – Drive a Crooked Road
1955 – Kiss Me Deadly
1956
1957
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1959 – The Big Operator
2011 - Hodejegerne

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#133

Post by maxwelldeux » November 8th, 2018, 12:55 am

Renegade wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 10:05 pm
11. While the City Sleeps (1956)
Oh thank god. Congrats on being the first person to crack 1956! :cheers:

We've now collectively watched a film from each of the 20 years in the side challenge. :banana:

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#134

Post by flavo5000 » November 8th, 2018, 3:06 am

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)

I thought, with it being Noirvember, that I'd show my 5-year-old a couple of Wallace & Gromit shorts, which makes for great beginner's noir. They both have a lot of the core elements of noir (especially A Close Shave with its femme fatale double cross), and he absolutely loved them. In fact, he's already gone back and watched The Wrong Trousers multiple more times just today.
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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 (!946)
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)

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#135

Post by Simba63 » November 8th, 2018, 4:04 am

30. Niagara (1953) - 7/10
31. Border Incident (1949) - 6/10
32. Crime Against Joe (1956) - 5/10
33. Dillinger (1945) - 6/10
34. I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) - 7/10

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#136

Post by blocho » November 8th, 2018, 4:05 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 12:45 am
blocho wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 4:49 am
" noir scuzzball extraordinaire Dan Duryea "

:lol: Great description of Duryea.

I don't know if you've discovered The Power of the Whistler but it's a fairly solid little Amnesia Noir - a sub-genre I seem to recall you expressing an interest in:
Thanks for the rec. Do I need to see the preceding Whistler movies in order to appreciate this one fully?

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Post by frbrown » November 8th, 2018, 4:22 am

19. The Bribe (1949)
20. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

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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)

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#138

Post by monclivie » November 8th, 2018, 7:25 am

7. Brute Force (1947) 5,5/10
8. Odd Man Out (1947) 6/10
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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

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Post by sol » November 8th, 2018, 12:30 pm

The stuff that dreams are made ofShow
1. U Turn (1997)
2. Obsession (1949)
3. Harper (1966)
4. Rififi (1955)

5. Backfire (1950)

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This noir begins well with echoes of The Third Man as the protagonist begins to question just how well he knew his mysteriously vanished friend who may or may not have been involved with shady characters. As the film progresses though, the plot becomes increasingly convoluted and overwritten, with too many red herrings and supporting character flashbacks. There are some great scenes here (the mystery hospital visit early on) and techniques (faces slowly coming into focus) but a lengthy explanation at the end ensures the film ends on a low note.
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Post by vortexsurfer » November 8th, 2018, 3:41 pm

6. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956)

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1. They Drive by Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940)
2. High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941)
3. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
4. The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang, 1944)
5. Hamlet Goes Business (Aki Kaurismäki, 1987)
6. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 8th, 2018, 7:16 pm

blocho wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 4:05 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 12:45 am
blocho wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 4:49 am
" noir scuzzball extraordinaire Dan Duryea "

:lol: Great description of Duryea.

I don't know if you've discovered The Power of the Whistler but it's a fairly solid little Amnesia Noir - a sub-genre I seem to recall you expressing an interest in:
Thanks for the rec. Do I need to see the preceding Whistler movies in order to appreciate this one fully?
Not at all. I have watched the first three - this one is the third - and each one is like a separate episode of an anthology series and so they could be watched out of order. Richard Dix plays a different role in each one. The consistency is provided by the omniscient narrator, the Whistler himself. If you are interested in seeing more it looks like all 8 of them may be on YT. Enjoy!

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Post by OldAle1 » November 8th, 2018, 8:11 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)

All right story about newspaper reporter Tim Haydon (John Garfield) getting himself sent to the title island/prison (now known as Roosevelt Island) in New York to get the good on gangster Bull Branson (Stanley Fields). Fields' garrulous charisma really carries this film over some VERY improbable plot situations; it's not one of Garfield's better early performances but it's not a great screenplay either and his character is fairly ridiculous. Brisk and reasonably exciting, quite possibly due to the uncredited work of Curtiz, this is not going to be anybody's favorite but it's certainly an OK time-waster and I guess that was the theme for this trio overall.

4. Phantom Raiders (Jacques Tourneur, 1940)

Second of the three Nick Carter films starring Walter Pidgeon as the eponymous detective and womanizer, and Donald Meek as his beekeeping buddy. Like the first one, Nick Carter, Master Detective, this has the great Tourneur at the helm, but these were very low budget quickies and it's not until Cat People a couple of years later that he starts to come into his own - the Nick Carter flicks are purely programmatic adventures and if you're not a fan of the cast - which also includes Joseph Schildkraut as the obvious bad guy who is blowing up ships near the Panama Canal Zone for the insurance money, and Nat Pendleton as his lunkish henchman - I wouldn't necessarily bother. It was fun for me but I'm sure I'll forget it pretty quickly.

5. Dressed to Kill (Eugene Forde, 1941)

Another series entry, this one a Michael Shayne, number three of the seven films starring Lloyd Nolan as the rather comical cynical gumshoe. Shayne's trying to keep his girlfriend Joanne (Mary Beth Hughes) from walking out on him, when he discovers a couple of stiffs in an apartment in the same building, and is on the case to find the perpetrator all while Joanne is bitching at him about marriage. This is fun, and it seems to offer a sardonic appraisal of the private detective's game as just that - a game to be solved, and something that is a boys' replacement for more real, adult relationships - Shayne just can't help getting involved even if it will end up destroying his chances with Joanne. The irascible William Demarest is on hand as, what else, an irascible cop, and Mantan Moreland has a small, stereotypical but fun bit while Henry Daniell appears as a smug, obnoxious potential villain - but of course there are a few red herrings. Overall closer to comedy than "serious" noir, this was the best of these three thanks mostly to Nolan.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 8th, 2018, 8:29 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 3:06 am


I thought, with it being Noirvember, that I'd show my 5-year-old a couple of Wallace & Gromit shorts, which makes for great beginner's noir. They both have a lot of the core elements of noir (especially A Close Shave with its femme fatale double cross), and he absolutely loved them. In fact, he's already gone back and watched The Wrong Trousers multiple more times just today.

Hey flavo - a parenting question. My son is 4 - he'll be 5 next August and that's when my wife and I have decided to start exposing him to movies. I've got a lot that I want to share with him and figured I would start with shorts, but I'm curious how you started with your daughter.

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Post by 72allinncallme » November 8th, 2018, 10:05 pm

9. En fremmed banker på (1959)
10. Le signe du lion (1962)
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1. Jakten (1959)
2. Tiger Bay (1959)
3. The Suspect (1944)
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960)
5. Daisy Kenyon (1947)
6. Kiga kaikyô (1965)
7. Una pura formalità (1994)
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
9. En fremmed banker på (1959)
10. Le signe du lion (1962)

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Post by Renegade » November 8th, 2018, 10:09 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 12:55 am
Renegade wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 10:05 pm
11. While the City Sleeps (1956)
Oh thank god. Congrats on being the first person to crack 1956! :cheers:
:cheers:

15. Phantom Lady (1944)

16. Cry of the City (1948)

17. The Dark Mirror (1946) - bit silly but enjoyed this one

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1. Fallen Angel (1945)
2. Side Street (1949)
3. Border Incident (1949)
4. Desperate (1947)
5. Call Northside 777 (1948)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
8. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
9. Clash by Night (1952)
10. Ministry of Fear (1944)
11. While the City Sleeps (1956)
12. Human Desire (1954)
13. Night Moves (1975) (Rewatch)
14. Cry Danger (1951) (Rewatch)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 8th, 2018, 11:49 pm

17. Nora inu, aka: Stray Dog (1949 / Akira Kurosawa) 9/10
18. Voice of the Whistler (1945 / William Castle) FTV 7/10

I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman…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
The Big Noir by yearShow
1940 – The Letter
1941 – The Maltese Falcon
1942
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
1947 – Out of the Past
1948 – They Live By Night
1949 – Nora inu, aka: Stray Dog
1950 – The Asphalt Jungle / In a Lonely Place
1951
1952
1953
1954 – Drive a Crooked Road
1955 – Kiss Me Deadly
1956
1957
1958
1959 – The Big Operator
2011 - Hodejegerne

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 8th, 2018, 11:52 pm

Week 1(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the 1st week of November, we've had 30 participants in the Noirvember Challenge, and we'd love to have even more! Simba63 has become the bright spot in all this darkness, currently leading with 34 watches. flavo5000, frbrown, and jdidaco are shadowing right behind with 23, 20, and 20, respectively. Six others have at least 10 watches.

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

Bonus Challenge: Have you watched the Noir years (1940-1959)?
It took a whole week, but we have officially covered all the two core Noir decades, with 27 of 30 participants watching at least one film from these years. frbrown has completed 3/4 of the list, covering 15 of the 20 years. Three others have covered at least half the period, including Simba63 (13), Renegade (12), and psychotronicbeatnik (11).

Results are alphabetized and spoilered in the first post.

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1932 to 2017, covering 60 unique years in film. 1947 is the most-watched year with 21 watches, followed by 1946, 1948, and 1944 with 18, 17, and 16 watches, respectively. 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
1930 11
1940 109
1950 78
1960 16
1970 6
1980 14
1990 12
2000 9
2010 7


Core Noir Decades

Year Count
1940 5
1941 4
1942 2
1943 3
1944 16
1945 10
1946 18
1947 21
1948 17
1949 13
1950 13
1951 6
1952 9
1953 8
1954 8
1955 5
1956 3
1957 13
1958 5
1959 8



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 albajos for "Why so dark? Are you part of the DC Universe?" because it's such a ridiculous but appropriate question that made me laugh. Congrats!

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Post by WalterNeff » November 9th, 2018, 2:03 am

2. Slam Dance (1987) - TSPDT Noir - Maybe when somebody else watches this they can tell me what it was about.

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Post by flavo5000 » November 9th, 2018, 2:40 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 8:29 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 3:06 am


I thought, with it being Noirvember, that I'd show my 5-year-old a couple of Wallace & Gromit shorts, which makes for great beginner's noir. They both have a lot of the core elements of noir (especially A Close Shave with its femme fatale double cross), and he absolutely loved them. In fact, he's already gone back and watched The Wrong Trousers multiple more times just today.

Hey flavo - a parenting question. My son is 4 - he'll be 5 next August and that's when my wife and I have decided to start exposing him to movies. I've got a lot that I want to share with him and figured I would start with shorts, but I'm curious how you started with your daughter.
Wallace & Gromit are good ones. In general, your kid will find what he likes regardless of what you want him to. Mine gravitates to animation in general and the more lively the better. The first movie I took him to in the theater was Coco and he seemed to like it.

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Post by flavo5000 » November 9th, 2018, 3:06 am

24. Too Late for Tears (1949)
25. No Way Out (1950)
26. The Pledge (2001)
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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 (!946)
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)

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Post by frbrown » November 9th, 2018, 3:19 am

21. Unpublished Story (1942)
22. A Woman's Face (1941)

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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)

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Post by Simba63 » November 9th, 2018, 3:58 am

35. Cry of the City (1948) - 7/10
36. Man in the Dark (1953) - 6/10
37. Shed No Tears (1948) - 6/10
38. The Big Bluff (1955) - 4/10
39. The Guilty (1947) - 6/10

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Post by frbrown » November 9th, 2018, 5:15 am

23. A Window in London AKA Lady in Distress (1940)

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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)

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 9th, 2018, 7:02 am

frbrown wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 5:15 am
23. A Window in London AKA Lady in Distress (1940)

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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)
Two more years... :guns:

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Post by sol » November 9th, 2018, 2:04 pm

The stuff that dreams are made ofShow
1. U Turn (1997)
2. Obsession (1949)
3. Harper (1966)
4. Rififi (1955)
5. Backfire (1950)

6. Insomnia (1997)

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The production design team do a great capturing just how intrusive the never-ending light is on the protagonist with fluorescent white lights everywhere, from classrooms to stairwell corridors, plus darkly comic repeated failed attempts to block the sunlight out of his motel room (see above). And yet, as a flawed individual slowly losing his grip on reality due to sleep deprivation, Stellan Skarsgård has nothing on Al Pacino in the remake, nor is the antagonist here half as creepy as Robin Williams. Some neat flashbacks here, but Nolan's version impressed me more overall.
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Post by OldAle1 » November 9th, 2018, 2:45 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)

Interesting concept - William Powell is a rising French diplomat who has a permanent memory loss of everything that happened before a certain date, and he's being blackmailed by a couple of scumbags (Basil Rathbone and Claire Trevor) who claim that he's actually a career criminal who made off with a bundle of money and killed somebody - before his memory loss of course. Hedy Lamarr is the loyal wife who stands by him and refuses to believe that he was such a different character, and reliable character actors Felix Bressart, Sig Ruman and H.B Warner among others are also on hand. It's the acting that makes this worthwhile as Conway's direction isn't particularly interesting, and the ending wrap-up is far too simplistic and unsatisfying. So-so.

7. Lady Gangster (Robert Florey, 1942)

Another OK effort, this one clearly a lower budget b picture, with Faye Emerson as a young woman caught up in a bank robbery, sent to jail, trying to clear herself while fending off the remaining three (male) gang members who believe she's hiding the loot. Prison films aren't typically my bag, or at least they're not something that entices me, and this one just isn't terribly compelling. A young Jackie Gleason is on hand as the most sympathetic of the bank robbers but really there's not a lot of interest otherwise. At least it's short.

8. Afsporet / Derailed (Bodil Ipsen / Lau Lauritzen, 1942)

Another memory loss film, this one in the form of a Danish drama about a woman from a wealthy family, despondent over her marriage, the impossibility of every getting together with the man she really loved, and her health, who goes off to the docks to apparently drown herself, but is saved by a bunch of low-lives and ends up in a relationship with a brutal ex-con, after she loses her memory. There isn't anything remarkable here in the narrative, but this is notable for being a lot more sexy than American films of the era, and for it's very pessimistic and downbeat final act; the last shot in particular is pretty tough, and again something you'd be very unlikely to see from an American noir of the time.

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Post by shugs » November 9th, 2018, 5:47 pm

3. The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak, 1946) - 6.5/10
Olivia de Havilland is great in a double role, but the story was kind of meh. I just felt it got resolved in a much too convenient way. There was also the choice of making the twins wear jewelry with their names or initials to tell them apart, though Olivia de Havilland really did a good job of making them feel like two actually different people.
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1. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950) - 6.5/10
2. Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953) - 8/10

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Post by Renegade » November 9th, 2018, 10:05 pm

18. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

19. The Suspect (1944)

Film NoirShow
1. Fallen Angel (1945)
2. Side Street (1949)
3. Border Incident (1949)
4. Desperate (1947)
5. Call Northside 777 (1948)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
8. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
9. Clash by Night (1952)
10. Ministry of Fear (1944)
11. While the City Sleeps (1956)
12. Human Desire (1954)
13. Night Moves (1975) (Rewatch)
14. Cry Danger (1951) (Rewatch)
15. Phantom Lady (1944)
16. Cry of the City (1948)
17. The Dark Mirror (1946)

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Post by 72allinncallme » November 9th, 2018, 11:43 pm

11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938)
12. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
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1. Jakten (1959)
2. Tiger Bay (1959)
3. The Suspect (1944)
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960)
5. Daisy Kenyon (1947)
6. Kiga kaikyô (1965)
7. Una pura formalità (1994)
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
9. En fremmed banker på (1959)
10. Le signe du lion (1962)
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938)
12. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

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Post by Nopros » November 10th, 2018, 1:12 am

15. Buta to gunkan (1961) 6/10
16. San taam (2007) 7/10
17. Judex (1963) 8/10
18. Dementia (1955) 6/10
19. Escape from New York (1981) 7.5/10
20. Il portiere di notte (1974) 7.5/10
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1. Decoy (1946) 5/10
2. Ms .45 (1981) 6/10
3. Mauvais sang (1986) 6.5/10
4. Police (1985) 6/10
5. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) 8/10
6. Rolling Thunder (1977) 7/10
7. Un maledetto imbroglio (1959) 7.5/10
8. The Big Steal (1949) 7.5/10
9. Kiga kaikyô (1965) 8/10
10. Io non ho paura (2003) 7.5/10
11. The Pretender (1947) 4/10
12. Yajû no seishun (1963) 8/10
13. The Offence (1973) 6/10
14. The Gangster (1947) 4/10
15. Buta to gunkan (1961) 6/10
16. San taam (2007) 7/10
17. Judex (1963) 8/10
18. Dementia (1955) 6/10
19. Escape from New York (1981) 7.5/10
20. Il portiere di notte (1974) 7.5/10

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