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  1. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    Yes, I own the Twilight Time of INFERNO. He's great in that, I watch it on a regular basis, but what he does in AND HOPE TO DIE is simply, for me, extraordinary. It takes him out of the realm of action cinema and onto someplace else, which is why I compare what Ryan does in that film to Brando...
  2. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    NUMBER #5 AND HOPE TO DIE (First time viewing) This one was a surprise. It’s a late film by Rene Clement, based on two short stories by David Goodis, and it has that elusive yet heady quality of Goodis’ crime fiction; of unknown paths converging, of two opposing viewpoints merging, of...
  3. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    NUMBER #4 HIGH SIERRA (Although this isn't a first time viewing, I probably haven't seen it in 50 years.) Something shocking happens two minutes and thirty seconds into “High Sierra”—Humphrey Bogart smiles. Now, this may not seem unusual to you, but it probably was to audiences in 1940...
  4. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    I don't think it's a problem for people to review the same film. We all have different viewpoints and ways of expressing ourselves. I'd be very curious, Dan, to read what you have to say about this wonderfully directed and somewhat ambiguous and complex, as well as atmospheric, film.
  5. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    NUMBER #3 THE UNSUSPECTED (First time viewing) I love “The Unsuspected”. There, I’ve said it. And believe me, I’m not ashamed. Quite the contrary. For me, watching “The Unsuspected” is like consuming a chocolate mousse cake along with a few demitasse cups of espresso, and then eating a...
  6. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    NUMBER #2 THE GLASS KEY (1942) I started watching “The Glass Key” the other night as I was falling asleep. Because I had seen it before, I expected to drift off near the beginning, lulled into dreamland by the familiar images. Instead, I woke up and watched it straight through until 3 AM...
  7. lark144

    *** 1st Annual HTF Noirvember Physical Media Challenge***

    I'm also joining the party, a bit late. In fact, I didn't know about this challenge until yesterday. so I don't know whether I'll get 20 Noirs in by the end of the month, but I've already seen 8 on my own--after all this is Noirvember!--so I'm going to start writing about them first, as I wanted...
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