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Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
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The MoFo Top 100 Film Noir Countdown
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Finally on the board with Act of Violence. I do hope to get some more hits further up the ballot as a result of participating in the HOF's.
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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Sweet Smell of Success


While Sweet Smell of Success features many film noir tropes and actors, it is not always categorised as film noir. In fact it is not even listed in the bible of film...
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Like many film noir's, Martha Ivers main characters are prisoners of a past they can't escape. In this film the event is that Martha killed her wealthy...
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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Double Indemnity
According to Ebert, "Double Indemnity” has one of the most familiar noir themes: The hero is not a criminal, but a weak man who is tempted and succumbs. His weakness gets him in...
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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Breaking Point


This was the second attempt to make a movie from a Hemingway story. The first starred Bogey and Bacall, and it was a successful movie but it left out much of what Hemingway...
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
Posted By Diehl40
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Kiss me Deadly 1955

From the opening scene the protagonist, and we the audience, are hooked. What is up with the lady in the trench coat, why was she in a mental institution, and why did they kill...
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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I'll speed it up

I'll speed it up
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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Ace in the Hole Billy Wilder 1951

I thought this movie had a timely message for its audience of today. When news becomes "entertainment"...
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Last Chance...Film Noir HoF V
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Night of the Hunter

Laughton 1955


I thought that this movie has held up well for a mid-fifties film. My main...
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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I had Touch of Evil as my number one.
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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My Ballot is in. I did not realize I needed to submit a ballot, and I did not have internet access at my in laws. Sorry for the hold up
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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Touch of Evil

I watched the fully restored version of the film. It would be a shame if Touch of Evil was known only for its 3+ minute tracking shot. It was Welles last film within the Hollywood...
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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Thieves Highway

Thieves highway is a bleak portrait of post WWII despair, capitalism that has become corrupt, and the disillusionment of a generation. Nick returns home from a stint in the...
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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Out of the Past


This film was among my favorites so far. It made use of the strategy of taking a simple plot and complicating it by changing the point of view or emphasis. This strategy was used...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-01-23
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Top 5 French Films
Posted By Diehl40
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1. Jean de Florette
2. Manon de Sources
3. Camille Claudel
4. Cyrano de Bergerac Depardieu
5. La Belle et la Bete Christophe Gans
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-30-23
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Directors Who Disagreed With Producers Over Major Decision-Making
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Terry Gilliam disagreed with his producers on Brazil. The European release was successful, but Universal had the rights to the US version and were not happy with the dark ending. Universal had just...
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Film Noir HoF IV
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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Mildred Pierce
I did not anticipate caring for this film when I sat down to watch it (not a big Joan Crawford fan), but by the end I really liked it. The point at which I changed my mind was in the...
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Film Noir HoF IV
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The Maltese Falcon
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One of the earliest films to make use of several Film Noir themes:...
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
Ok, I can see that

Ok, I can see that
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Film Noir HoF IV
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Gun Crazy

I have heard Gun Crazy described as an outlaw couple thriller, much like Bonnie and Clyde. One of the articles I read about this film suggestthat Girl Crazy might have been a more...
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Film Noir HoF IV
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Gilda

Gilda was an interesting watch. From what I read this film did not check all of the Film Noir boxes, such as there is no true Femme Fatalle in this film. Gilda does want to make Glen Ford's...
Forum: Movie Reviews 11-14-23
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The MoFo Top Neo-noir Countdown - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Diehl40
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I saw that Brazil by Terry Gilliam is labled Tech-noir on one of the two cites (I believe it was letterboxed). Could we count it or does it have to be on two sites.
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Film Noir HoF IV
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Detour

This film was shot in six...
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Film Noir HoF IV
Posted By Diehl40
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Criss Cross

In Criss Cross Siodmark gives us an example of a restless Film Noir He writes the story with an exiting structure which increases the drama beyond what it would have been otherwise....