Desert Fury, 1947
“As the Depression shattered broad strata of the dream-addicted Los Angeles middle classes, it also gathered together in Hollywood an extraordinary colony of hardboiled American novelists and anti-fascist European exiles. Together they radically reworked the metaphorical figure of the city using the crisis of the middle class (rarely the workers or the poor) to expose how the dream had become nightmare.”
- Mike Davis, City of Quartz
Welcome to Noirvember -- an alluring but deadly month when the surface splendor of modern life erodes until you can see the moral decadence lying beneath.
Watch noirs. Discuss them.
- I leave eligibility up to the discretion of participants. I ask only for good-faith submissions and the understanding that not all crime movies are noirs.
- Challenge runs from November 1, 2022 to November 30, 2022.
- A feature film (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one point.
- Films/episodes must be watched one at a time, at single speed (not sped up), and in their entirety.
- Not a rule but a request: When you post what you have watched, please include your reaction or at least a rating so that other people can learn about movies they might not know about. Also, the challenge is more fun and interesting when discussion is ample.
Stats & Formatting:
- Title (Year) is the preferred format.
- Don't edit posts to include new movies you've watched. Always make new posts.
2011 - Led by ormazd with 115 points
2013 - Led by WalterNeff with 109 points
2014 - Led by frbrown with 84 points
2015 - Led by PeacefulAnarchy with 111 points
2016 - Led by flavo5000 with 96 points
2017 - Led by WalterNeff with 160 points
2018 - Led by Simba63 with 122 points
2019 - Led by flavo5000 with 147 points
2020 - Led by WalterNeff with 156 points
2021 - Led by flavo5000 with 121 points
IMDb Top 50 Film-Noir
TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
Discussion of non-American film noir
Bonus Challenge - Directors
See one movie directed by each of the 20 notable noir directors listed below. Once you have seen all 20, you win the challenge. Indicate your choice in the same manner as the following notation:
3. Road House (1948) #JeanNegulesco
4. Confession (1955) #KenHughes
Joseph H. Lewis
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