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Film Noir


#1

my newest passion



http://www.imdb.com/Charts/Votes/film-noir/



im collecting all of those right now, i dowloaded a couple but im lookin for em on vhs/dvd worldwide



anybody into this? i love it


#2

I love Film Noirs too… and it seams that SIN CITY is the Film Noir to end all Film Noirs :slight_smile:


#3

Double Indemnity = greatest film noir ever





where do you download from


#4

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http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/



you’ve got to share 50gig in order to download, though

but once you get it working you can download every movie there is


#5

I’m still a little confused as to what exactly “film noir” is. I always thought the classifications for a noir flick are:



-Black and White

-Set in the 1940’s or 50’s

-Urban setting

-Lead character is often a private eye

-A siren (Hot leading actress)

-Shadows

-murder

-Narration (sometimes)



But then I hear that completely diverse movies such as Dark City and Memento also fit in as “film noir”. Can someone help me out?


#6

[quote=“Johny_Exhale2”]
dc++



http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/



you’ve got to share 50gig in order to download, though

but once you get it working you can download every movie there is
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share…as in you can’t get those 50 gigs back?


#7

no, as in people can download those 50 gigs from you but you still own em

it sure took me a while to get 50gigs thats worth downloading


#8

amazon.com has a nice film noir dvd box


#9

thanks, cause ebay has shit


#10

It’s french for black film. I always thought it meant dark, unhappy, murder, death, kill, kinda evil but good guy fighting eviler guy kinda thing.



I mean like Star of Midnight is a realy good one. It’s a murder mystery with no good guys and no innocent victims. It’s just gritty murder. I’m probably not helping.


#11

I am a huge fan of Double Endemnity, He Walked By Night, Out of the Past, China Town, and City Confidential. There is a new DVD collection available too. I love the genre but never fully pursued it either but my list of favorite noir film is some of best noir ever offered. Lov’em.


#12

I studied Film Noir for a while, and I can’t say I’m a great fan, although I enjoyed some movies in this genre.



Dark City? I didn’t think of that as a Film Noir. Is this the old Dark City or the new Dark City, just to check I’m thinking of the same one.



Look for Venetian blinds. It’s the ultimate Film Noir icon, apparently.


#13

Dark City is a strange mix of film noir and sci-fi (as is Blade Runner).

also, always look for a Femme Fatale in film noir, that’s a dead give away.

i’m in film school and i had a lecture about film noir. the teacher said that a recent film that looks like noir (in appearance only, not story or theme) is Seven. the way it is shot (i.e. colors, setting, lighting) are very similar to Film Noir (e.g. always raining, very dark) while the horror part of the story is not like noir at all.


#14

film noir is possibly my favorite drama. so far i’ve seen(or just the ones i can remember)

gun crazy

murder my sweet

johnny o’clock

johnny eager

double indemnity

the blue dahlia

murder my sweet

the big heat

the big sleep

the asphalt jungle

out of the past

this gun for hire

the glass key

laura

underworld usa

scarlet street

the killing

a ton of others i can’t think of at the moment. double indemnity is probably the best so far.


#15

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double indemnity is the best ever.


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#16

Third man is really good but costs 30 bucks.

You can’t even get the Blade Runner noir version. The Directors Cut cut it out.

The man who wasnt there is pretty good too. At the end when he looks at the peoples hair cuts makes you laugh your ass off.


#17

Tou can get “the third man” REALLY cheap in Australia! It is 10 bucks on DVD! But it’s probably a shit transfer!

I think my favourite film noir at the moment is “The man who wasn’t there” by the Coen brothers. Well, at least I think it’s a film noir?

Can anyone clarify this?


#18

I think it could be called ‘film noir.’ There are many oblique angled shots, the theme and the characters are very film noir ish lol. I personally would say it is, yeah.


#19

Aw man; I love film noir ever since I learnt about it last year. But for some reason I feel like I didn’t see most of the films on the course. So it started the interest but didn’t really help satisfy it. I never watch the films being screened for the class, but borrow the shitty videos. I’d rather watch it and it look and sound bad than have fucking ignorant so-called ‘film students’ talking and sending text messages through a good (heck, even a bad) film


#20

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I think it could be called ‘film noir.’ There are many oblique angled shots, the theme and the characters are very film noir ish lol. I personally would say it is, yeah.
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yeah, the correct term is ‘post-noir’ actually, thats what you call modern film noir



The Man who wasnt there, LA Confidential, Usual Suspects, Memento, Insomnia etc.



all have the noir feeling to it