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Re: FILM NOIR

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In addition, some of the old tunes played in th background are identified, one I especially like is "Green Dolphin Street"  I presume a real street in England.  Every now and then a star is interviewed who was featured in a film noir and tells of his/her experiences in a performance with the co-star or the old MGM musicals.   Most of these magic scenes gives us a view of what life was like in those days.  As Dick Cavett  says (paraphrasing) most likely Hollywood will never reproduce anything to equal movies of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

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TCM has  Sunday morning classic film noir ((just one) with the TCM host who wears the standard hat worn in the 30s/40s and presents an interesting intro of the film to be shown.  The host has an extensive background/knowledge and/or history of the film with some anecdotal quips about the players/stars that the audience may not be aware of.  Tune in, you'll enjoy it!

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Re: FILM NOIR

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I'll give you a few names that we liked, but of course, don't know what will appeal to you. You may, of course, look at a description of them online.

The Stranger.

Scarlet Street.

The Racket.

Alain Delon: Flic Story.

Sudden Fear.

Double Indemnity.

Of course, a lot of Bogey filmes, Hitchcock are considered noir.

 

 

 


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retiredtraveler wrote:

Yup. But I could give you an endless list. If you're interested, you could 'google' 'best noir films' or something like that. DW and I have watched a great many, including a great many French films (some people cannot deal with subtitles so won't consider them).

   If interested in Noir, start with major classics as DOA or the Maltese Falcon. 


Thank you.  I will certainly begin with some classics and see what I like and what I can learn.  I watch lots of foreign films and can deal with subtitles.  

 

 

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Yup. But I could give you an endless list. If you're interested, you could 'google' 'best noir films' or something like that. DW and I have watched a great many, including a great many French films (some people cannot deal with subtitles so won't consider them).

   If interested in Noir, start with major classics as DOA or the Maltese Falcon. 


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I am sure that many film buffs are quite aware of this genre of film, but apparently I never paid attention until I watched a film from genre and started to pay attention to the specifics:

 

"Film noir (/fɪlm nwɑːr/; French pronunciation: ​[film nwaʁ]) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly such that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-keyblack-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression.

The term film noir, French for "black film" (literal) or "dark film" (closer meaning),[1] first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946, was unrecognized by most American film industry professionals of that era.[2] Cinema historians and critics defined the category retrospectively. Before the notion was widely adopted in the 1970s, many of the classic films noir[a] were referred to as "melodramas". Whether film noir qualifies as a distinct genre is a matter of ongoing debate among scholars"

 

Does anyone have a specific fondness for this type of stylized presentation and or any favorite movies?

 

 

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