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Film Noir Tournament

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SteveGon, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to my Film Noir Tournament
    Let's see how many noir fans are out there. [​IMG]
    The final match is now over. Go away.
    The List
    1. [*]The Big Heat[*]The Big Sleep (1946)[*]Blood Simple[*]The Blue Dahlia[*]Body Heat[*]Chinatown[*]Detour[*]D.O.A.[*]Double Indemnity******[*]Gaslight[*]Gilda[*]House of Games[*]The Killers (1946)[*]The Killing[*]Kiss of Death (1946)[*]Kiss Me Deadly[*]L.A. Confidential[*]The Lady from Shanghai[*]Laura[*]The Maltese Falcon (1941)[*]The Man Who Wasn't There[*]Memento[*]The Naked City[*]The Night of the Hunter[*]Notorious[*]Out of the Past[*]The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)[*]Shadow of a Doubt[*]Strangers on a Train[*]Sunset Blvd.[*]The Third Man[*]Touch of Evil

    Wild Card List
    1. [*]The Asphalt Jungle[*]Dark Passage[*]Force of Evil[*]The Long Goodbye[*]Mildred Pierce[*]Red Rock West[*]Sweet Smell of Success[*]This Gun for Hire
     
  2. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen that many, but I'll nominate
    L.A. Confidential
    Double Indemnity
    The Killing (Kubrick)
    The Maltese Falcon
    Here, courtesy of IMDB's Power Search, are some suggestions:
    1 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.6 8418
    Double Indemnity (1944) 8.6 6694
    3 Touch of Evil (1958) 8.5 7257
    Third Man, The (1949)
    ...aka 3rd Man, The (1950) (USA: poster title) 8.5 10964
    5 Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.4 5873
    Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.4 12485
    Ride the Pink Horse (1947) 8.4 67
    8 Notorious (1946)
    ...aka Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946) 8.3 5859
    Decoy (1946) 8.3 9
    Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 8.3 4166
    Big Sleep, The (1946) 8.3 5910
    12 Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 8.2 2960
    Killing, The (1956) 8.2 3550
    White Heat (1949) 8.2 1392
    Laura (1944) 8.2 2795
    Nightmare Alley (1947) 8.2 191
    17 Undertow (1949) 8.1 12
    Sudden Fear (1952) 8.1 198
    Body and Soul (1947)
    ...aka Affair of the Heart, An (1947) 8.1 237
    Sweet Smell of Success (1957) 8.1 1242
    21 Crossfire (1947) 8.0 260
    Out of the Past (1947)
    ...aka Build My Gallows High (1947) (UK) 8.0 1221
    Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) 8.0 20
    Black Tuesday (1954) 8.0 11
    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
    ...aka I Am a Fugitive (1932)
    ...aka I Am a Fugitive from the Chain Gang (1932) 8.0 639
    Blind Spot (1947)
    ...aka Trapped (1947) (USA) 8.0 7
    Narrow Margin, The (1952) 8.0 204
    28 Set-Up, The (1949) 7.9 183
    They Live by Night (1949)
    ...aka Twisted Road, The (1949) (UK) 7.9 151
    Big Carnival, The (1951)
    ...aka Ace in the Hole (1951) (USA: alternative title)
    ...aka Human Interest Story, The (1951) (USA) 7.9 654
    31 Killers, The (1946)
    ...aka Man Alone, A (1946) 7.8 837
    Deadly Is the Female (1949)
    ...aka Gun Crazy (1950) (USA: reissue title) 7.8 273
    Pitfall (1948) 7.8 33
    Big Heat, The (1953) 7.8 869
    35 Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) 7.7 1338
    Phantom Lady (1944) 7.7 145
    Witness to Murder (1954) 7.7 60
    Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950) 7.7 6
    Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
    ...aka Mickey Spillane's Kiss Me Deadly (1955) (USA) 7.7 966
    Canon City (1948) 7.7 31
    Window, The (1949) 7.7 137
    Naked City, The (1948) 7.7 247
    In a Lonely Place (1950) 7.7 642
    Place in the Sun, A (1951) 7.7 1238
    You Only Live Once (1937) 7.7 121
    Force of Evil (1948)
    ...aka Numbers Racket, The (1948) (USA: alternative title)
    ...aka Story of Tucker's People, The (1948) (USA) 7.7 248
    Scarlet Street (1945) 7.7 388
    Key Largo (1948) 7.7 3033
    Fury (1936) 7.7 566
    Caged (1950) 7.7 145
    Mildred Pierce (1945) 7.7 1249
    52 Trap, The (1959)
    ...aka Baited Trap, The (1959) (UK) 7.6 21
    Brute Force (1947) 7.6 200
    Strange Triangle (1946)
    ...aka Strange Alibi (1946) 7.6 7
    Champion (1949) 7.6 227
    He Walked by Night (1948)
    ...aka L.A. Investigator, The (1948) (USA) 7.6 140
    Boomerang! (1947) 7.6 128
    Vicki (1953) 7.6 11
    Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946) 7.6 1106
    Letter, The (1940) 7.6 509
    Gilda (1946) 7.6 1377
    Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) 7.6 104
    My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) 7.6 27
    64 Killer Is Loose, The (1956) 7.5 34
    Street with No Name, The (1948) 7.5 44
    Woman in the Window, The (1945) 7.5 466
    Suspicion (1941) 7.5 1786
    Breaking Point, The (1950) 7.5 58
    Kansas City Confidential (1952)
    ...aka Secret Four, The (1952) (UK) 7.5 97
    Lady from Shanghai, The (1948) 7.5 1247
    Spellbound (1945)
    ...aka Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) (USA: promotional title) 7.5 2568
    Big Combo, The (1955) 7.5 209
    Crime Wave (1954)
    ...aka City Is Dark, The (1954) (UK) 7.5 38
    I Wake Up Screaming (1941) 7.5 118
    75 Desperate Hours, The (1955) 7.4 562
    Detour (1945) 7.4 577
    Pickup on South Street (1953) 7.4 334
    Call Northside 777 (1948)
    ...aka Calling Northside 777 (1948) 7.4 475
    Border Incident (1949) 7.4 38
    High Sierra (1941) 7.4 909
    Stranger, The (1946) 7.4 756
    This Gun for Hire (1942) 7.4 276
    Kiss of Death (1947) 7.4 318
    City for Conquest (1940) 7.4 85
    His Kind of Woman (1951) 7.4 159
    Black Angel (1946)
    ...aka Black Angel, The (1946) (USA: copyright title) 7.4 71
    Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 7.4 592
    Night and the City (1950) 7.4 162
    D.O.A. (1950) 7.4 703
    Road House (1948) 7.4 97
    Beast of the City, The (1932) 7.4 44
    Harder They Fall, The (1956) 7.4 347
    They Won't Believe Me (1947) 7.4 101
    Thieves' Highway (1949)
    ...aka Collision (1949) (USA)
    ...aka Thieves' Market, The (1949) (USA) 7.4 45
    Big Clock, The (1948) 7.4 321
    Murder, My Sweet (1944)
    ...aka Farewell My Lovely (1944) 7.4 436
    97 Glass Key, The (1942) 7.3 234
    Strange Illusion (1945)
    ...aka Out of the Night (1945) 7.3 16
    Strange Love of Martha Ivers, The (1946) 7.3 307
    Side Street (1950)
     
  3. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    Gaslight
    Blue Velvet
    Mulholland Dr.
    House of Games

    Second:
    L.A. Confidential
    The Maltese Falcon
     
  4. JonZ

    JonZ Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Blade Runner
    The Man Who Wasnt There
    Touch Of Evil



    Second:

    Mulholland Drive
     
  5. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Well-Known Member

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    memento
     
  6. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'd suggest that any film made after Touch of Evil doesn't qualify as a noir. And that any film shot in color doesn't qualify as a noir. But it isn't my tourney. [​IMG]
    Nominate:
    Force of Evil
    Out of the Past
    The Big Sleep
    The Big Heat
    Second:
    Double Indemnity
    The Maltese Falcon
    - Walter.

    Edited my last nomination prior to it being seconded
     
  7. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's Steve's tourney... I'll go by whatever rules he wants to lay down.

    Steve, how about you give us an idea of what you had in mind?



    P.S. I move that anyone who nominates Star Wars for this tourney be immediately ousted from the HTF.
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    Well, I can see there will be a lot of 'discussion' about what is or isn't a noir film.

    I'll third

    The Maltese Falcon
    L.A. Confidential

    I'll second

    Out of the Past
    The Big Sleep
    Double Indemnity

    I'll nominate

    Chinatown
    The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    Sorry, Wrong Number
    Body Heat

    I would have liked to have nominated To Have & Have Not, but I think it's borderline noir.
     
  9. SteveGon

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  10. Rand

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    Well this is a bucket of worms when you're dealing with film noir (genre or movement?). I'd agree that, roughly speaking, any film later than Touch of Evil wouldn't be a part of the film noir movement.

    Nominate: The Third Man
    Sweet Smell of Success
    D.O.A. ('50)
    The Naked City

    Second: The Big Heat
    The Postman Always Rings Twice ('46)

    Third: Out of the Past
    Double Indemnity
    The Big Sleep
     
  11. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    Sunset Blvd.
    Strangers on a Train
    Notorious
    Night of the Hunter
    Second:
    The Third Man
    Touch of Evil
    The Killing
    Force of Evil
    Third:
    The Big Heat
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
     
  13. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    Atlantic City
    Second:
    Chinatown
    Third:
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
     
  14. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Third:
    Touch of Evil
     
  15. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Updated.

    I've recently watched Fury, Raw Deal, and T-Men. The latter two are available on DVD (and quite cheaply from DeepDiscountDVD I might add). Check 'em out.
     
  17. ChuckDeLa

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    I'll be the third man and third The Third Man.
     
  18. SteveGon

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    You're a good man, Chuck! [​IMG]
     
  19. Vickie_M

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    Second:
    Body Heat
    House of Games
    The Man Who Wasn't There
    Sunset Blvd.

    Third:

    Chinatown*
    Mulholland Drive*

    (2 thirds)
     
  20. Brook K

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    2nd
    Notorious
    Blue Velvet
    Night of the Hunter (not sure on this one, it feels like noir, but it doesn't really seem like a noir story)

    3rd
    The Killing

    Nominate
    Ossessione (Visconti's 1st film is the 1st film version of The Postman Always Rings Twice)
    Killer's Kiss
    The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie (may need a ruling on this one, not sure if this is noir or not.)
     

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