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Film Noir recommendations.
21 replies to this topic
Posted February 03 2013 - 07:07 AM
Hello all (this is my first post), I've been seeking out more film noir as of late and I thought I might as well consult this forum and see what kind of recommendations might be volunteered. I have already seen: Laura (Preminger, 1944) Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944) Mildred Pierce (Curtiz, 1945) Scarlet Street (Lang, 1945) The Killers (Siodmak, 1946) The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946) The Third Man (Reed, 1949) The Asphalt Jungle (Huston, 1950) Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) Kiss Me Deadly (Aldrich, 1955) Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958) Chinatown (Polanski, 1974) So, if you could list some of your favorites, that would be great. I would appreciate any recommendations!
Posted February 03 2013 - 07:13 AM
You've started strong! I can recommend: On Dangerous Ground The Narrow Margin Gun Crazy Murder, My Sweet Out of the Past
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Posted February 03 2013 - 07:15 AM
You Only Live Once The Stranger On The Third Floor The Fallen Sparrow Christmas Holiday Out of The Past Phantom Lady Criss Cross
Posted February 03 2013 - 07:45 AM
My taste in Noir tends to the mainstream, but I'm sure that there will be plenty of recommendations from this site that will take you deep into Noir territory. Other than those already mentioned, below are my favourites: The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941) The Postman Always Rings Twice (Garnett, 1946) Gilda (Vidor, 1946) The Blue Dahlia (Marshall, 1946) Key Largo (Huston, 1948) The Killing (Kubrick, 1956)
Posted February 03 2013 - 07:52 AM
Thanks, these sound great. Keep them coming. Has anyone here seen Don't Bother to Knock (Baker, 1952) with Marilyn Monroe? If so, what did you think? I was about to watch that last night but I went with Mildred Pierce instead. I'm also interested in watching more of the films Val Lewton produced -- do any of them qualify as film noir or are any of them particularly redolent of noir? I guess the set with the Scorsese and Kent documentary would be the best bet (no word on a Bluray release, right?).
Posted February 03 2013 - 08:02 AM
Crime Wave Angel Face His Kind of Woman Macao In a Lonely Place Sunset Blvd And Modern Noirs: Body Heat Against All Odds
Posted February 03 2013 - 04:36 PM
Thanks, jra66. Just bumping in case anyone has any more recommendations.
Posted February 03 2013 - 05:04 PM
Lots of good recommendations above. Some that I like that haven't been mentioned yet are: The Big Heat Pushover Tension Kiss of Death This Gun for Hire The Glass Key Kansas City Confidential To Have and Have Not The Big Combo Raw Deal D.O.A. (1950) The Lineup And if you want to check out some French noir I recommend Rififi Le Samourai Le Cercle Rouge
Posted February 03 2013 - 05:53 PM
Not to short circuit the discussion and recommendations, but there is a lot of information in this older thread... Official Film Noir Discussion Thread I'm sure you'll find them referenced in the above thread, but a few that I highly recommend are: The Set-Up (1949) Force of Evil 99 River Street - Walter.
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Posted February 03 2013 - 11:01 PM
Blast of Silence Brute Force The Killers (1964, Siegel) The Killing The Naked City The Naked Kiss Night and the City Pickup on South Street Rififi Thieves' Highway
Posted February 04 2013 - 04:54 AM
Red Light Key Witness Crossfire Mirage The Strangler
Posted February 04 2013 - 06:08 AM
Val Lewton's The Seventh Victim, The Tattooed Stranger, Phantom Lady, Scarlett Street, Odds Against Tomorrow, The Breaking Point, Human Desire, The Big Combo, Walk Softly Stranger, Nobody Lives Forever, Three Strangers, Dead Reckoning. Neonoirs: Night Moves, The Nickel Ride, Cutters Way.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Posted February 04 2013 - 06:32 AM
Obscure, but worth your time (if you can find it). Johnny Stoolpigeon.
See you at the pah-ty, Richter.
Posted February 05 2013 - 04:06 AM
Not to my knowledge, no. Nor have many others on my list.
One Way Street hasn't received a DVD release, has it?
Posted February 05 2013 - 08:41 AM
One of my favorites... Call Northside 777 Sent from my iPad
Posted February 05 2013 - 12:29 PM
How about... The Strange Love of Martha Ivers The House by the River (great Lang, with noirish elements) Dark Passage I second the recommendations for.. Mildred Pierce Out of the Past
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