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watching old noir films...

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Postby meowzamusic » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:14 pm

Shadow of a Doubt already got mentioned but I really loved this one and I'd consider it noir-ish. I always found Joseph Cotton to be a bit creepy and this movie confirmed that for me.
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Postby Bwis53 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:20 pm

meowzamusic wrote:Shadow of a Doubt already got mentioned but I really loved this one and I'd consider it noir-ish. I always found Joseph Cotton to be a bit creepy and this movie confirmed that for me.


He always reminded me of Chief Inspector Frank Lugar...
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Postby mrak » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:24 pm

Seeing Cotten's name here reminds of The Third Man.

Marvell already included it in his list, but it's one of the all time greatest films noir and deserves all the attention it can get.
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Postby dstol62 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:41 pm

Orson Welles' "Touch Of Evil" also comes to mind as having noir elements...
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Postby buckyor » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:58 pm

Marvell wrote:The Grifters was a good stab at a neo-noir, and noir elements were used to notable effect in such disparate films as The Usual Suspects, Blade Runner and Sin City.


The wife and I were extras in the race track scenes of The Grifters, which were shot at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. A number of takes were shot with me right next to Anjelica Huston in line for the ticket windows, although I do not believe any of these survived the final cut. I suspect I was chosen for this because you could shoot over me and still have a clear view of Ms. Huston, who is like 8 feet tall.
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Postby Ducatista » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:22 pm

buckyor wrote:...Ms. Huston, who is like 8 feet tall.

Sweet! That puts me at 8'2".
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Postby CDDM » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:57 pm

Has anyone mentioned Rififi?

A great French safe-cracking film.
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Postby buckyor » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:12 pm

Ducatista wrote:
buckyor wrote:...Ms. Huston, who is like 8 feet tall.

Sweet! That puts me at 8'2".


Well, then, you could both dominate me in the low post.
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