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Old 07-07-2018, 06:00 AM
 
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Depends on how one defines the term. Favorites of mine, and pardon the repeats, as several good examples have already been mentioned:

Asphalt Jungle
The Maltese Falcon
Double Indemnity
Touch of Evil
White Heat
Sweet Smell of Success
The Lost Weekend
Night of the Hunter
Shadow of a Doubt
Notorious
The Third Man

Not sure if these actually qualify, but if so, add to the list:

Sunset Boulevard
All About Eve
Strangers on a Train
On the Waterfront
Casablanca
Rear Window

Two I do not like:

Gilda
Rebel Without a Cause (if it qualifies)

And one I’d like more if I could actually figure out the plot:

The Big Sleep
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:24 AM
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Laura (1944)
The Snake Pit (1948)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Notorious (1946)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Night of the Hunter (1955)
Queen Bee (1955)
I just watched Shadow of a Doubt....a really solid Noir film.

It was Joseph Cotten’s favourite movie...also Hitchcock’s too.

My dad (when he was younger) was a dead ringer for Cotten.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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Touch of Evil! What a great film.



The Third Man. Another great one.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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Most of Orson Welles stuff. Journey into Fear
Macao, Thunder Road, Crossfire. Just about anything with Robert Mitchum in any decade.
High Sierra, To Have And Have Not. Bogart same as above.
Der Verlorene Peter Lorre
Death of a Cyclist
Rififi
La Strada (One of my favorite actresses Giulietta Masina)
I like boxing noirs also. Champion, The Set Up. The death of an all-round bastard can still be tragic.
Which reminds me of that line at the end of The professional's,between Lee Marvin and Robert Ryan. Ryan calls Marvin a bastard . Marvin's reply Yes, in my case an accident at birth, but in your case, well you are a self made man.
There are so many good ones. One more I like is Lonely Are the Brave ( Kirk Douglas). I see it as a noir. Others may quibble.
When we watch these films their degree of noir-ness resonates with us differently, so we either “tune” to them or we don’t.”
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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I'd say a few movies cited on the thread, that though contemporaries of the original cycle, aren't really noirs. One key principally is a need for fatalism, or cynicism, a world view that often sees (and expects) the worst from ones fellow humans. Tricky to define, but you know it when you see it.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:03 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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And one I’d like more if I could actually figure out the plot:

The Big Sleep
Apparently, Raymond Chandler didn't know what was happening either.

The Big Sleep: Proof That Plot Doesn
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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And one for the railroad buffs; most of us will recognize the view from the cab window as shot in Trenton NJ.

Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest might also qualify,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6-KaMi-ka0
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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I'd say a few movies cited on the thread, that though contemporaries of the original cycle, aren't really noirs. One key principally is.........
I'd say that's your opinion and you are welcome to it. I've enjoyed reading all the films mentioned - a few I'm not familiar with.

Another from that era that had both Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet is "Conflict" not up there with The Maltese Falcon but pretty cool.
Dave
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:31 AM
 
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Depends on how one defines the term. Favorites of mine, and pardon the repeats, as several good examples have already been mentioned....
Thank you bachslunch!

I forgot about these two!

The Maltese Falcon
Casablanca

I love em both
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