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Noirvember Challenge 2016; Noir and neo-noir
Topic Started: Oct 30 2016, 09:08:57 PM (4,293 Views)
PeacefulAnarchy
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Noirvember Challenge
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Goal:
Watch as many movies as you can that fit into the Film Noir and Neo-Noir genres. If you are in doubt whether a movie counts or not, just ask.

Rules:
- A feature film (Anything over 45 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- For Mini-Series/TV series (45 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series/TV series with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 60 minute rule applies.
- Rewatches allowed.

Challenge runs from 1 November 2016 to 30 November 2016.

Official lists:
IMDb Top 50 Film-Noir
250 Quintessential Noir Films
More Noirs from TSPDT
Kind of: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/tspdt+-+1000+noir+films/walterneff/

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mathiasa - 11
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Edited by PeacefulAnarchy, Dec 2 2016, 12:08:28 AM.
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I'm in.

250 Quintessential: 199/250 (#70)
More Noirs: 277/712 (#39)
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I'll watch a few.
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I'm in.
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Happy that you could host this, PA. :) I'm in.
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Count me in for this
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I will watch a few.
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Yep. Aiming for Platinum on the IMDb Noir list, so, at least 8.
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Of course. Only 38 to go on the Megalist, although one is unavailable, so no Platinum.

If someone can convert this (http://www.theyshootpictures.com/noir1000title.htm) into an IMDb list I can update the iCM list.
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If someone can convert this (http://www.theyshootpictures.com/noir1000title.htm) into an IMDb list I can update the iCM list.
No need. There are already two more or less up-to-date versions on iCM:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/tspdt+1000+noir+films/jeroeno/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/1000+noir+films/locovoco/
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hey maybe i'll do this one too. just what i need after the stupid election. noir is my comfort food
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I'll do a few!
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Deffo in, but not until after the 8th.
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I'm in. Nothing to soothe the spirit in these long November evenings like a pasty dame and the washed up schmo willing to do anything to keep her.
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1. Night and the City (UK 50)
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1. King of the Underworld (1939) Proto-noir

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2. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

My 200th check on 250 Quintessential Noir

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3. Trouble in Mind (1985) Neo-noir

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1. Too Late for Tears (1949) - 6/10
2.The Narrow Margin (1952) - 8/10


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01. Alias Nick Beal -- Farrow, 1949

Faustian noir. There's plenty of foggy dockside intrigue in this one; Ray Milland tilts his hat brim as a wily Mephistopheles. Thomas Mitchell, usually such a good character actor in classic Hollywood films, gets a starring turn as a district attorney who discovers the slippery slope inherent in bargain-making; it's a shame that Mitchell is relatively bland in this role, with Milland stealing all of their scenes. Audrey Totter is competently on board as a reluctant temptress.
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1. The Good Die Young (1954) More Noirs, British Film Noir Guide, TSPDT 1000 Noirs
Heist gone wrong. Three down on their luck guys fall in with a fourth who talks them into robbing the post office. Good character development and familiar faces (Laurence Harvey, Richard Basehart, John Ireland and Gloria Grahame) help this noir rise above average.

2. Johnny Nobody (1961) British Film Noir Guide
Atheist gets killed in an Irish town square, and the killer seems to have amnesia. The local priest tries to uncover the killer's identity, but runs into a spot of trouble himself.

3. Dangerous Passage (1944) The Film Noir Encyclopedia
After learning of his inheritance, Joe Beck hops a freighter heading back to the US, but runs into one group of crooks trying to steal his inheritance, while another wants to scuttle the ship for insurance purposes. A dangerous passage indeed.

4. Five Minutes to Live (1961) The Film Noir Encyclopedia
Your basic home invasion to hold the banker's wife hostage to force the banker to cash a large check, done better elsewhere, but without Johnny Cash playing the psycho home invader, complete with his guitar.

5. The Basketball Fix (1951) A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Bookie moves in on college freshman basketball star and coerces him into a point-shaving scheme. Lessons are learned and the guilty are punished.

6. Circumstantial Evidence (1935) A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Creaky proto-noir.


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1. The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946): ***/*****
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4. The Net (1995) Neo-noir
5. Basic Instinct (1992) Neo-noir

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6. Dead Men Are Dangerous (1939) British proto-noir

Not that good

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01. Behind locked doors, by Budd Boetticher (1948) 7/10

A solid thriller with good ideas.
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7. Bellamy (2009) French neo-noir

Claude Chabrol's last film

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3. No Way Out (1950) 7/10


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1. I Walk Alone (Haskin, 1948) -- Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster in the same film is a whole lotta chin going on. Douglas is good and Lancaster is excellent here, but this one disappointed as I expected it to be a lot better and was surprised by its oddly weak writing throughout.
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1. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
2. His Kind of Woman (1951)
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8. King of New York (1990) Neo-noir
9. Sleep, My Love (1948)

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7. Moss Rose (1947) More Noirs, The Film Noir Encyclopedia, Film Noir Guide
Gothic Noir with a bit of Pygmalion thrown in. Chorus girl thinks she knows who murdered her friend, blackmails the suspect into letting her come to his family estate so she can be a lady for a week, but is he the real killer?

8. City of Missing Girls (1941) A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Showbiz racket lures girls to their death. Plucky newspaper woman goes undercover to bust the racket and save the DA's reputation.

9. Dark Mountain (1944) A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Woman marries the wrong guy, who turns out to be a gangster, turns for help to the guy she should have married, who hides her out on the Dark Mountain.

10. Half a Sinner (1940) A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Spinsterish school teacher decides to cut loose and live for a change, winds up inadvertently stealing a gangster's car with a dead body in it. Will she clear herself and find true love?

11. I Was a Shoplifter (1950) More Noirs
Cop goes undercover to bust a shoplifting ring, falls for a woman blackmailed into working for the ring. Features a young Tony Curtis as a knife wielding punk.

12. Violated (1953) More Noirs, Film Noir Guide, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Psycho killer stalks Greenwich Village, cuts the hair off his victims. Salacious for its time, vintage mid-century NYC location shots. Updated could be a Law & Order SVU episode. Donk-donk.

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1. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) * 103 min.


*First time viewing.
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10. A Woman's Secret (1949)

11. Mang jing (2003) Chinese neo-noir
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12. The Hot Spot (1990) Neo-noir

Sexy movie

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02. The Turning Point -- Dieterle, 1952

L.A. syndicate noir. Cynical journalist William Holden attempts to aid naive prosecutor buddy (Edmond O'Brien) in smashing a crime syndicate; Alexis Smith is the Girl Friday who has to choose between the two men. Filmed on location in various Los Angeles spots.

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1. the dark corner (hathaway 1946)

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really quite good and i'm always a little stunned by how hot lucy was in the 40s lol. it's on youtube
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3. Lone Star (1996)
4. The Lodger (1944)
5. Der amerikanische Freund (1977)
6. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
7. The Thief (1952)

Fates Doomed
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