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  • tonyphronetonyphrone 1,500 Posts
     

    hands down some of the best dialogue ever commited to the big screen!

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    hands down some of the best dialogue ever commited to the big screen!

    Cosign! Another one with a great jazz score, by the Chico Hamilton Quintet.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts

    Robert Ryan & Sterling Hayden


    This film made me feel like a girlyman after watching it, truly .

    Also on the NeoNoir tip, can't forget John Dahl's contributions, particularly:



    and


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  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts


    and what do folks think of the Mitchum as Philip Marlowe films "Farewell My Lovely" and "The Big Sleep"? I really enjoyed "Farewell My Lovely" as a more gritty remake of the classic "Murder My Sweet", but thought "The Big Sleep" had more to live up to than it could possibly muster. But Mitchum as a world-weary older Marlowe is still fun to watch, and you get to see Jim Thompson act!

    I liked this his Marlowe alot. Charlotte Rampling =


    Othes for y'all -



    THE LONG GOODBYE - Elliot Gould as Marlowe Directed by Robert Altman



    BODY HEAT - No one mentioned this yet?

    I just got this in the mail.....

    Armand Assante as Mike Hammer in 1982 New York City.


    BATMAN - Dont sleep. Many of the classic visual elements.

    Recommended reading - MORE THAN NIGHT.

  • thanks for this thread, didn't expect to find it here. There are some brilliant films mentioned, the first time I saw "Sweet Smell of Success" at a movie theatre in Oakland it blew me away with the dialogue and grit. Also some great sounding neo-noir mentioned that I'm planning on buying thanks to their recommendation, oddly enough information on these films are harder to track down than the old 40's titles.
    Is it just me or are many films now getting lumped into the "noir" category as a reason for the film studios back catalogues to make money again on dvd? several of the "Fox Noir" dvds just do not fit the description, they are just average melodramas. some are of course perfect.

    No one mentioned "Narrow Margin". One of the best opening sequences in a crime film. Charles McGraw's gravelly voice fits perfectly for a tough dick.

  • DONT FRONT




    SAM FULLER



    NICK RAY

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    No doubt, Shig.

    Just saw Underworld, U.S.A. for the 1st time a few months back.
    Fuller as raw as always.

    Keeping it record related, the homie Peter Gunn laced me with a
    stock OG 78 of radio spots for Pickup on South Street. He found
    a case of them in a warehouse or something. Pretty sweet thing to have.

    Pickup ... is such a great film. Fuller made a pile of 'em.

    Nicholas Ray, too. The Lusty Men and Johnny Guitar are
    probably my two favorites by him. While neither is really "noir" both
    contain elements that keep it within the realm.

  • Alphaville is one of my faves, the only thing that annoys the hell out of me is the computers voise in it..

    /L


  • Nicholas Ray, too. The Lusty Men and Johnny Guitar are
    probably my two favorites by him. While neither is really "noir" both
    contain elements that keep it within the realm.

    johnny guitar is crazy. joan crawford is such a hardass

    have you guys seen High and Low?

    i love this movie, but it's slow at first. it's suspenseful and has many noir elements





    the bad sleep well is also great



  • Just saw this over the weekend:



    Very faithful to Capote's book and chillingly shot almost entirely on location in the actual house and town of the real murders.

    Beautiful cinematography by Conrad Hall and score by none other than Quincy Jones.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,407 Posts
    this is a great thread!  love noir flicks.  

    i think you could argue that hitchcock was noir, in his own way.  maybe some more than others.

    in terms of newer things, i think the red riding trilogy (a gritty cop procedural) had a heavy darkness to it.

     

  • PicklesPickles 67 Posts
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854513/...
    silent movie in B&W but stunningly good ( of course very objective)

  • JectWonJectWon (@_@) 1,654 Posts





  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,407 Posts

  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 353 Posts
    One of the best in recent years...

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