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An personal exploration of a genre that had been neglected for far too long by me. The noirs I've seen are very few, a lot of those were watched a long, long time ago, so long in fact that my memory fails to remember the events on them. I had to do something, so, this thread was born.

Everyone is, of course, welcome to participate. For reference, I'll be following this list: 250 Quintessential Noir Films. Not in order, but the films will be announced, for those interested in watching them or for those who like to know what's up ahead.

There will be a series of screenshots for each film, accompanied by a short (mostly badly written) opinion on it. Like that one thread by Bandy. Sort of.


The films

The Big Heat / In a Lonely Place / Shadow of a Doubt / Out of the Past / Touch of Evil / Scarlet Street / The Asphalt Jungle / Killer's Kiss / The Naked City / Berlin Express / The Crimson Kimono / Detour / Laura / Experiment in Terror / The Naked Kiss / Secret Beyond the Door / Brute Force


Bonus entries

Collateral / Cloak and Dagger

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It's the right time given PTP's freeleech :P

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It's the right time given PTP's freeleech :P

Yes, good timing!

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It's the right time given PTP's freeleech :P


But I have no invite :(

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I thought you'd been kidnapped for ransom.

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I thought the drug cartels had gotten to you.


Oh no, I was just enjoying the free health care provided by the government.

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Oh no, I was just enjoying the free health care provided by the government.


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Oh no, I was just enjoying the free health care provided by the government.

Please share :(

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The Big Heat / Fritz Lang / 1953


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The Big Heat is a film built on intensity. A protagonist full of anger and revenge, the bad guys
using any means of violence to achieve their goals. Then it takes the "femme fatale" concept
and turns it upside down. I really enjoyed this great film.

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One of Lang's best.


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Grahame <3

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Grahame <3


Love her. Even if she slept with Nicholas Ray's son while still married to the director.

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great thread! i will be following closely - thnks for the link, more numbers to crunch and titles to watchlist!!!


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One of Lang's best.

My favorite.

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The Big Heat / Fritz Lang / 1953


You hit me right out of the gate with my favorite noir. I'll be watching with much interest as this thread progresses.

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Ooh, a beautiful new thread! I'll be reading (and hopefully watching). I've never seen that Lang.

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Awesome, kiddo, I'll be reading.

I've also never seen that Lang.

And you should use Jedi's thread as an equally valuable source!


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Hey, I never knew The Big Heat was a Lang film for some reason. I guess I'll watch it now.

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In a Lonely Place / Nicholas Ray / 1950


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This film is driven by powerful emotions. The cynic and impulsive Dixon Steele falls in love with the
beautiful and mysterious Laurel Gray, starting a relationship that drives the film right to the end, a
relationship doomed from the beginning (Steele tries to straighten a crooked knife to eat a grapefruit,
Laurel seeing this simply responds "It's supposed to be curved"). It's heartbreaking, it's tragic. It's a
commentary on the state of Hollywood: Dixon tries to free himself from the restraints brought up by
the big, oppressive producers while trying to retain his creative freedom. In a Lonely Place is dramatic,
suspenseful, clever. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

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one of the greats! i hope Big Knife is also on their list!


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one of the greats! i hope Big Knife is also on their list!

But you want to keep the suspense instead of clicking on the link in Kiddo's post?

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and clicking and clicking and clicking til i find it amongst their annoying pic/poster anit-text lists, yes


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It's the right time given PTP's freeleech :P

grumble grumble :(

but yes, thread, yay

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But you want to keep the suspense instead of clicking on the link in Kiddo's post?


This thread is built upon suspense!

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Awesome, kiddo, I'll be reading.

I've also never seen that Lang.

And you should use Jedi's thread as an equally valuable source!


Oh, I didn't know about that thread. Will check it out. Thanks.

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Happy Joy Joy this thread.


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Aha! :up: :heart:

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This thread is built upon suspense!


Excellent thread, kiddo!

I'm looking forward to the suspense, I just love film noir. :)


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Will this thread start with a Gloria Grahame hat trick?

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The suspense is everywhere shakker, because you don't know what's coming next.

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shoulda called the thread Noir's Ark

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Shadow of a Doubt / Alfred Hitchcock / 1943


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This is such a sinister film. The suspense is built upon a very simple premise: is the uncle
really a serial killer? It had me on the edge of my seat during several scenes. Hitchcock
does a wonderful work, and Cotten is perfect as the uncle. It's a masterful work.

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Cotten is so great.

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He is. I've discovered some great actors watching noirs.

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I hope it's in my Hitchcock set, that looks good.

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It is good. Very.

I should watch more Hitchcock.

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Good stuff, kiddo. I haven't seen In a Lonely Place, but should. The other two I enjoyed greatly.

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In a Lonely Place is my favorite Bogie, my fav. Ray and one of my fav. films ever.

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charulata wrote:
In a Lonely Place is my favorite Bogie, my fav. Ray and one of my fav. films ever.


In a Lovely Place is charulata's favorite everything! :P

Jokes aside, it's the first film I see by him. Such a great introduction to his work.

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In a Lonely Place might be my favourite Ray behind Bigger Than Life. I love it. The acting is tremendous by Bogie of course, Grahame and by Jeff Donnell in a small role. I just wish the end didn't feel as pat as it does.

I didn't get into The Big Heat when I saw it (on VHS two years ago) so I may give it another try at some point.

Shadow of a Doubt is one of my favourite Hitchcocks, although the ending is abrupt like a lot of his others. It's like the proto-Blue Velvet and almost as good.

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In a Lonely Place is my favorite Bogie, my fav. Ray and one of my fav. films ever.


All of this.

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I didn't get into The Big Heat when I saw it (on VHS two years ago) so I may give it another try at some point.


Was there anything specific that prevented you from getting into the film?

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I mean, I watched it, but I found it kind of boring. Can't remember the exact reasons though. Pan and scan probably hurt the dynamism of the image.

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I mean, I watched it, but I found it kind of boring.


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The first frame of the film has a police detective blowing his brains out?!

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The first frame of the film has a police detective blowing his brains out?!


It sounds more violent when you say it like that.

Also, let's not forget the famous coffee scene

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It sounds more violent when you say it like that.

Also, let's not forget the famous coffee scene


Yeah, I was trying to find out how snaps found a picture boring when it has that opening scene.

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Tbh I don't remember it very well, and I don't remember that scene.

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