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Noir-vember Challenge; Official
Topic Started: Oct 29 2013, 12:14:16 AM (13,191 Views)
SeanMX12
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Noir Challenge

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Goal:
Watch as many movies as you can that fit into the 'noir' genre; to quote Kasparius: "Noir, Neo-Noir, Japanese Noir, French Noir, British Noir. Let's Go Crazy!!". 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 90 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For Mini-Series (45 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 90 minute rule applies.
- REWATCHES ARE ALLOWED.

Challenge runs from 1 November 2013 - 30 November 2013.



Lists:
250 Quintessential Noir Films
Neo-Noir / Modern Noir (Post-1964)
962 Noir Films from They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (including TSPDT's 250 Quintessential Noir Films)
Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
BFI 100 Key Noir Films
Another 100 BFI Film Noirs
Western Film Noir
The Film Noir Encyclopedia
British Film Noir Guide


Participants:
1. WalterNeff | 87
2. frbrown | 82
3. PeacefulAnarchy | 47
4. sushantv10 | 44
5. burneyfan | 40
6. metaller | 24
7. Wise Jake | 22
8. ArthurYanthar | 21
9. Sir Plebeian | 20
10. afirm | 17
andreischz | 17
12. Kasparius | 15
13. cinephage | 12
allisoncm | 12
15. implar | 9
jonas2k | 9
17. ChrisReynolds | 8
18. Cippenham | 7
Knaldskalle | 7
mathiasa | 7
21. 3eyes | 6
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi | 6
ororama | 6
24. Cocoa | 5
SeanMX12 | 5
takk71 | 5
mightsparks | 5
funkybusiness | 5
29. Melvelet | 4
Mochard | 3
sebby | 2


Kowry
Edited by SeanMX12, Nov 27 2013, 03:14:12 AM.
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SeanMX12
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I jacked mighty's original description by the way. It was perfect. I'm working on adding more lists.
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I guess I'm not hosting it. You forgot

BFI 100 Key Noir Films
Another 100 BFI Film Noirs
Western Film Noir
The Film Noir Encyclopedia
British Film Noir Guide

I'm in - no specific goal.
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I did 31 last year, so I'll try to beat that.
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Sir Plebeian
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I will join in, I hope to watch at least 20.
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WalterNeff
Oct 29 2013, 01:06:00 AM
Did you want to? I thought it was getting a little too close to November for there not to be a thread already so I assumed no one was on it. Thanks for the lists.
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Nice title change whoever you are. :D
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I'm in. Won't be watching a lot, but I'll do what I can to enjoy each and every one of them.
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Oct 29 2013, 01:34:14 AM
I'm in.
Cool. I've got to say, I love love love your av.
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No problem - host away.
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WalterNeff
Oct 29 2013, 01:39:39 AM
No problem - host away.
Yeah, I just noticed you called it in the future challenges thread. I overlooked it. Oops sorry.


I'm going for silver on the big noir list. That would be around 97 films. No way I'll do it but I'll try.
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I'm in. I don't remember writing what's in the op, but it sounds very wise, so I'm glad I did. I'll try to watch one of each.
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I'm in. I need 8 to get bronze on the 250 Noirs list.
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I'm in for sure. 54 to bronze on 250 Quintessential. :P


frbrown, you haven't seen Ace in the Hole? or The Asphalt Jungle? Huh. :mellow: OR DOUBLE INDEMNITY!?! All caps were required for that one. and Sunset Blvd. :satstunned: You got some hella good ones coming up.
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I hope to watch some.
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funkybusiness
Oct 29 2013, 03:20:04 AM
frbrown, you haven't seen Ace in the Hole? or The Asphalt Jungle? Huh. :mellow: OR DOUBLE INDEMNITY!?! All caps were required for that one. and Sunset Blvd. :satstunned:
Why so surprised? I've seen less than half of the list - of course there would be some big classics in the half I haven't watched.

BTW, I'm a little scared of reaching that bronze, and that's why I've been putting it off - what am I gonna watch once I run out of noir? :(
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Oct 29 2013, 04:14:41 AM
funkybusiness
Oct 29 2013, 03:20:04 AM
frbrown, you haven't seen Ace in the Hole? or The Asphalt Jungle? Huh. :mellow: OR DOUBLE INDEMNITY!?! All caps were required for that one. and Sunset Blvd. :satstunned:
Why so surprised? I've seen less than half of the list - of course there would be some big classics in the half I haven't watched.

BTW, I'm a little scared of reaching that bronze, and that's why I've been putting it off - what am I gonna watch once I run out of noir? :(
Samurai films. :D
Edited by Sir Plebeian, Oct 29 2013, 04:16:42 AM.
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Oct 29 2013, 04:14:41 AM
funkybusiness
Oct 29 2013, 03:20:04 AM
frbrown, you haven't seen Ace in the Hole? or The Asphalt Jungle? Huh. :mellow: OR DOUBLE INDEMNITY!?! All caps were required for that one. and Sunset Blvd. :satstunned:
Why so surprised? I've seen less than half of the list - of course there would be some big classics in the half I haven't watched.
I have seen only 31 entries on the list and yet I've seen all of those except The Asphalt Jungle. I don't know, I guess you'd except anyone who's seen a significant amount of classic-era Hollywood films to have seen films like Sunset Blvd and Double Indemnity.

Anyway, I guess I'm in, although I had kinda thought about concentrating on other stuff. I guess I'l try to get bronze on the BFI Top Key Noirs list, because for someone who hasn't seen that many noirs it's the only one that doesn't feel an exhaustive task to complete. Seen 27/100. The list seems to include a lot of "noir-ish" films but I guess we're not being very strict and I'm probably gonna focus on the classic Hollywood noirs anyway.
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I am in and am aiming at Bronze on the 250 Essential list, seen 115/250 so I need to see 10.
Edited by Cippenham, Oct 29 2013, 05:34:42 AM.
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Oct 29 2013, 01:22:54 AM
I'm in. Won't be watching a lot, but I'll do what I can to enjoy each and every one of them.
Ditto to this.


By the way, if you want to see a crazy noir that I rarely see mentioned, check out 1946's Decoy.
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I'm in.

Only around for 21 days in November so I will try and get bronze on 250 essential list - 27 to go!
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SeanMX12
Oct 29 2013, 02:17:16 AM
I'm going for silver on the big noir list. That would be around 97 films. No way I'll do it but I'll try.
Why not? It's far less than the number of horror movies you watched this month.

Oh right, I understand, you plan to watch 100 Unesco-titles as well. ;)
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I'm in. Even though I don't have time to watch a lot of movies at these days, I'll try to make 10.
At least some of the movies from the Western-Noir list.
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Oct 29 2013, 12:56:54 PM
SeanMX12
Oct 29 2013, 02:17:16 AM
I'm going for silver on the big noir list. That would be around 97 films. No way I'll do it but I'll try.
Why not? It's far less than the number of horror movies you watched this month.

Oh right, I understand, you plan to watch 100 Unesco-titles as well. ;)
I said 15. Horror in October is a big deal to me.
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afirm
Oct 29 2013, 01:19:49 PM
I'm in. Even though I don't have time to watch a lot of movies at these days, I'll try to make 10.
At least some of the movies from the Western-Noir list.
Oooh, good thinking! I'll try to watch some of those too. By the way I've been thinking of adding Jubal to my noir list. It has a ton of noir elements. The brunette femme fatale, the nice blonde, the wrongfully accused man who was trying to evade a dark past...
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I'm in! Wanted to go on a noir binge for quite a while. Perfect opportunity!
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I'm in.

Need to watch a bunch of movies for David Desser's book about the Japanese New Wave though but I hope I'll watch around 15-20 noirs this month.
Mainly from the IMDb Top 50 noirs.
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I'll join in.
I have dvds of the Kinji Fukusaku's Battles without Honor and Humanity and the HK Tactical Unit Series I really want to watch.
I will also include a few classic noirs, and probably a few HK noirs as well...
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Oh, I guess I'm sort of in. I'll report whatever I happen to watch that comes in this category.
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I am in

Been looking forward to it . Have downloaded a good number, hope i ll get around to watch though.

39 Needed for the silver , so guess i ll try for that.
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I'm in. I need 29 on the 250 list for silver, but 29 will be a stretch; November is a very busy month, and based on the films I rounded up earlier, I probably won't be sticking to the 250 list.

I love "Noir-vember," btw. Very nice. :thumbsup:
Edited by burneyfan, Oct 30 2013, 12:03:55 PM.
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Oct 30 2013, 11:48:04 AM
I'm in. I need 29 on the 250 list for silver, but 29 will be a stretch; November is a very busy month, and based on the films I rounded up earlier, I probably won't be sticking to the 250 list.

I love "Noir-vember," btw. Very nice. :thumbsup:
You made me check: I have three to go for silver. Quite do-able. ^_^
Edited by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi, Oct 30 2013, 01:53:52 PM.
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I have 23 to go for (Alain) Silver...
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What's the big deal about noir, anyway? Oh wait, never mind.
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Oct 30 2013, 02:17:28 PM
What's the big deal about noir, anyway? Oh wait, never mind.
Noir -- was is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again, y'all ...


I mentioned 1946's Decoy earlier. Maybe I should add that although it's not an official check now, it should be soon enough as one of The Guys says the TSPDT mega-list of noirs is slated to be adopted. :)
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Oct 29 2013, 03:29:13 PM
afirm
Oct 29 2013, 01:19:49 PM
I'm in. Even though I don't have time to watch a lot of movies at these days, I'll try to make 10.
At least some of the movies from the Western-Noir list.
Oooh, good thinking! I'll try to watch some of those too. By the way I've been thinking of adding Jubal to my noir list. It has a ton of noir elements. The brunette femme fatale, the nice blonde, the wrongfully accused man who was trying to evade a dark past...
Yes, it has a lot of Noir elements. It would fit nicely into that list. It's a very good movie aswell!
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Yeah, I'll add it.
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Oct 30 2013, 11:48:04 AM
I love "Noir-vember," btw. Very nice. :thumbsup:
Noirvember has been a thing since at least 2009, I wish I could take credit for it.
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I'm gonna own this challenge. When do we start? It will be 1st here about 30 minutes later.
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