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A lot of familiar titles on the list, but I'll dutifully watch them, either for Eddie or the whole film if it's one I really admire (like Night and the City). I have never seen Over-Exposed.
Even though I own both sets of the Bad Girls, I don't remember watching Over-Exposed. And like you, Matt, I'll be watching the familiar titles just for the intros and outros.
Yeah, some of them I just watched over the past couple of years. Others I'm very familiar with such as "Out of the Past" and "Bad Day at Black Rock".
 

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This weekend's "Noir Alley" movie is "Over-Exposed" (1956) starring Cleo Moore and Richard Crenna. I have no memory of this movie and failed to purchase the DVD boxset "Bad Girls of Film Noir" Volume 2. That was a missed opportunity by me since I did purchase the first volume.
Essential viewing for all fans of Cleo Moore. It's possibly her finest hour. (I did buy Volume 2 and I'm very glad I did)
 

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Is that July 'Noir Alley' entry actually for "High Tide," the 1947 Monogram film with Lee Tracy? I hope that's the case, as that's one I've never seen.
 

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Perhaps, I'm just tired or in a bad mood, but I thought this movie was awful. Furthermore, I wouldn't call it a "film noir". Eddie's right a trashy movie at best.
 

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Perhaps, I'm just tired or in a bad mood, but I thought this movie was awful. Furthermore, I wouldn't call it a "film noir". Eddie's right a trashy movie at best.
Definitely not a film noir. I didn't mind watching it, but it's one of the weakest movies he's had yet on the show, and it really didn't belong there. I'm sure Richard Crenna was delighted to get a film that could take him far away from Walter Denton.
 

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A fine looking Blu-ray from WAC! One of the most underrated Flynn movies about a Norwegian village that raises up against their Nazi occupiers. Clearly, a film intended for propaganda purposes that probably served it's purpose in 1943. Director Lewis Milestone sure knew how to film action/war sequences. More to come later on.

Just finished it and damn, what a film. I’d forgotten about 95% of it so it was like a new movie. Flynn is outstanding and that final battle & assault is gripping. I was trying to figure out why it seemed different from other war pictures of that era and I then realized most of that sequence was shot outside instead of the usual soundstage greenery. That really helped sell it for me. 5/5 all the way.
 

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I don't agree with Eddie regarding "Jackie Brown". I think it's neo-noir and if directed by another director, he would consider it too.

 

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I guess I'll be a contrarian and state that I agree with Eddie's viewpoint regarding the question of whether or not Jackie Brown is a neo-noir or not. I'd argue that it is a crime film (a damn good one) and would agree with Eddie that Tarantino's signature film-making style dominates the film, overshadowing the sorts of aesthetics that I tend to associate with noir.

That isn't meant as a criticism, I think it is a great film and maybe the most adult film that Tarantino ever directed. I wouldn't go so far as to say that there aren't any noirish elements in the film, but they seem to be in service to a larger narrative that doesn't feel particularly noirish to me.

Just my $0.02.

- Walter.
 

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I guess I'll be a contrarian and state that I agree with Eddie's viewpoint regarding the question of whether or not Jackie Brown is a neo-noir or not. I'd argue that it is a crime film (a damn good one) and would agree with Eddie that Tarantino's signature film-making style dominates the film, overshadowing the sorts of aesthetics that I tend to associate with noir.

That isn't meant as a criticism, I think it is a great film and maybe the most adult film that Tarantino ever directed. I wouldn't go so far as to say that there aren't any noirish elements in the film, but they seem to be in service to a larger narrative that doesn't feel particularly noirish to me.

Just my $0.02.

- Walter.
That’s the same thing people have stated about the few film noirs directed by Hitchcock. Again, if somebody like Mamet directed “Jackie Brown” it would be more accepted as a neo-noir by Eddie.
 

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This weekend's "Noir Alley" movie is "Quai Des Orfevres" (1947). For over a year, I've been meaning to buy the Kino Blu-ray, but keep forgetting to do so. Anyhow, this will be my first viewing of this movie so if I really like it then that will motivate me to finally purchase the Kino Blu-ray.


Updated TCM's Noir Alley 2022 schedule:


01-01-22: Repeat Performance
01-08-22: Nightmare Alley
01-15-22: The Mob
01-22-22: Over-Exposed

01-29-22: Quai des Orfèvres

02-05-22: The Turning Point
02-12-22: Side Street
02-26-22: Cast a Dark Shadow
04-02-22: TBA

04-09-22: Bob le flambeur
04-16-22: Night and the City
04-23-22: The Window
04-30-22: Johnny Angel
05-07-22: No Man of Her Own
05-14-22: The Killer is Loose
05-21-22: My Name is Julie Ross
05-28-22: Bad Day at Black Rock
06-04-22: Out of the Past
06-11-22: The Guilty
06-18-22: TBA
06-25-22: TBA
07-02-22: The Strange One
07-09-22: Hide Tide
07-16-22: Scarlet Street
07-23-22: 5 Against the House
07-30-22: Raw Deal
 

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I've never seen it either, and I always look forward to experiencing something new like this. I'll be reviewing tomorrow afternoon, so I likely won't get to it until Sunday night or maybe even Monday.
 

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Excellent Clouzot film. I haven't checked the KL release I own 'cause I saw the film recently via the Criterion channel (or was it Filmstruck?).
 

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I've never seen it either, and I always look forward to experiencing something new like this. I'll be reviewing tomorrow afternoon, so I likely won't get to it until Sunday night or maybe even Monday.
To be frank, I might not get to it until Monday too. I'm watching some other stuff and also have two NFL games to watch today.
 

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This weekend's "Noir Alley" movie is "Quai Des Orfevres" (1947). For over a year, I've been meaning to buy the Kino Blu-ray, but keep forgetting to do so. Anyhow, this will be my first viewing of this movie so if I really like it then that will motivate me to finally purchase the Kino Blu-ray.


Updated TCM's Noir Alley 2022 schedule:


01-01-22: Repeat Performance
01-08-22: Nightmare Alley
01-15-22: The Mob
01-22-22: Over-Exposed

01-29-22: Quai des Orfèvres

02-05-22: The Turning Point
02-12-22: Side Street
02-26-22: Cast a Dark Shadow
04-02-22: TBA

04-09-22: Bob le flambeur
04-16-22: Night and the City
04-23-22: The Window
04-30-22: Johnny Angel
05-07-22: No Man of Her Own
05-14-22: The Killer is Loose
05-21-22: My Name is Julie Ross
05-28-22: Bad Day at Black Rock
06-04-22: Out of the Past
06-11-22: The Guilty
06-18-22: TBA
06-25-22: TBA
07-02-22: The Strange One
07-09-22: Hide Tide
07-16-22: Scarlet Street
07-23-22: 5 Against the House
07-30-22: Raw Deal
Has anybody watch this movie yet? I haven't been in the mood to do so, but plan on watching it before "The Turning Point" on Saturday night.
 

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