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Old 10-14-2010, 01:41 PM   #141
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:53 PM   #142
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:27 PM   #143
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:37 AM   #144
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I went on a little bit of a noir spree a while back. Here are some that stuck with me:

This Gun for Hire
The Blue Dahlia
Scarlet Street
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Kansas City Confidential
Murder my Sweet

Originally Posted by depecheanix
The thing with Sin City, (and it's a film I like quite a lot) is that it's very superficially noir.
Yes, comparing Sin City to film noir is like comparing a blurry photograph to an impressionist painting.

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I thought The Man Who Wasn't There was one of the best new-age film noir attempts.
Good call. Not just on content, but camerawork as well. It sort of reminds of of Pitfall.

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I'd argue that if we're talking about noir in the modern age Reservoir Dogs is one of the best examples of it (if it exists today that is).
I know there is a lot of gray area and crossover terrain, but do you really think this is film noir? Not that any or all of these things must exist to make a film noir, but there is: no strong use of light and shadow, not a cunning broad in sight, and a lack of double-crossing and backstabbing. There is a compounding of troubles as things go horribly wrong(classic noir), I will give it that, but Tim Roth's motives vs the criminals is pretty cut and dry, and that doesn't really change except for the realization of the others that he is a cop, so I'd argue this is more of a straight crime movie than a film noir.

The genre definitely does still exist. The Square(not a big fan), out of Aussie. A Simple Plan directed by Sam Raimi could probably be classified as film noir.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #145
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" Detour -1945 " is probably one of my favorites. The part with the phone-wire is classic. I would have to agree also about Sin City,though I do love it, it's intentionally a cartoony version of noir. But I feel the Dexter TV series has definite elements of modern or neo-noir. An questionable and ultimately flawed protagonist who follows his own code of honor, dealing his own kind of justice, in a festering cesspool of a city. There is no black and white just varying shades of grey.
This coupled with of course the Voice Over/noir internal monologue with some hard-poetic prose.

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The Killing of Stanley Kubrick is my favorite ... has all the makings of a good Film Noir: a femme fatale, a rarefied social climate and a law enforcement somewhat corrupt.

Also the other day I saw The Element of Crime by Lars Von Trier, and it reminded me a lot this style. Filmed in sepia and full of visual inventiveness at all levels. Visually powerful, connected with some of the classic films of its kind in the recreation of scenes from films of psychopathic murderers.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:53 PM   #147
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Nightmare Alley (1947) is my favourite but there's still a lot I haven't seen.
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Film Noir Favorites

The Third Man (1949)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Vertigo (1958)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Stranger (1946)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Suspicion (1941)
In Cold Blood (1967)
Notorious (1946)
I Confess (1953)
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:27 PM   #149
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Most of the classic film noir movies have been listed here, so I'll go ahead and throw in The Last Seduction, 1994, and say that you're probably not going to find a better neo-noir film. Linda Fiorentino's sultry performance alone is enough to give this one modern classic status (she also should have won the Oscar that year but was disqualified because it was released on TV first).
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #150
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i watched The Narrow Margin (1952) yesterday. it was really good. great twist ending. i also wanna point out a great movie called Breakheart Pass if it hasn't been mentioned yet. charles bronson is in it. it's basically a whodunit meets western. i highly recommend it.
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