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#1 of 388 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted January 16 2003 - 01:15 AM

Welcome to my Film Noir Tournament

Let's see how many noir fans are out there. Posted Image

The final match is now over. Go away.


The List
    [*][*]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
    [*][*]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 of 388 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted January 16 2003 - 01:55 AM

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)
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#3 of 388 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 16 2003 - 02:51 AM

Nominate: Gaslight Blue Velvet Mulholland Dr. House of Games Second: L.A. Confidential The Maltese Falcon

#4 of 388 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:00 AM

Nominate: Blade Runner The Man Who Wasnt There Touch Of Evil Second: Mulholland Drive

#5 of 388 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:32 AM

memento

#6 of 388 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:50 AM

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. Posted Image

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
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#7 of 388 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:54 AM

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 of 388 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:56 AM

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.
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#9 of 388 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:10 AM

[quote] Steve, how about you give us an idea of what you had in mind? [quote]
Check out Walter's and George's posts - that's what I had in mind. I really don't think Mulholland Drive and Blade Runner qualify. They may have noirish overtones but that don't make 'em film noir.

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:20 AM

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 of 388 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:21 AM

So, what are the rules? Nothing post-Touch of Evil, like Walter said?

I found this site helpful & interesting: http://www.filmsite.org/filmnoir.html

#12 of 388 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:38 AM

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
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#13 of 388 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:39 AM

Nominate: Atlantic City Second: Chinatown Third: The Postman Always Rings Twice
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#14 of 388 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:40 AM

Third: Touch of Evil
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#15 of 388 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:43 AM

[quote] P.S. I move that anyone who nominates Star Wars for this tourney be immediately ousted from the HTF. [quote]
I second that motion. I'm sure someone could find a reason to include a Star Wars film. "Well, The Empire Strikes Back has dark overtones..." Posted Image

#16 of 388 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted January 16 2003 - 05:10 AM

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.

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Posted January 16 2003 - 05:21 AM

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

#18 of 388 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted January 16 2003 - 05:26 AM

You're a good man, Chuck! Posted Image

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Posted January 16 2003 - 06:25 AM

Second: Body Heat House of Games The Man Who Wasn't There Sunset Blvd. Third: Chinatown* Mulholland Drive* (2 thirds)
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#20 of 388 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 16 2003 - 06:29 AM

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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