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Film Noir Favorites

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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 08:59 AM
The following article makes a case for Momento being "Neo-Noir." If Momento is film noir, then it would easily be my favorite film noir.

Memento and Neo-Noir

In the video below, Christopher Nolan explains the structure of the film. That alone is full of meaning.

To me, Momento represents the confusion in which most people exist. Just as the protagonist of the film only knew what was happening in his life based on short little notes, most people wander blindly through life in the same way. Tiny threads of ideas lead us through our lives in the same way that little scribbles lead the protagonist of Momento to his ultimate fate. Just as in the film, most people can never be sure if their decisions are correct because they're dealing with shreds of information.

Sunset Boulevard

Nightmare Alley
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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 09:57 AM
a reply to: Profusion

The Big Sleep, 1946.

posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 10:39 AM
Detour, 1945.

Also an excellent selection of free to watch noir here:

posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 11:36 AM
"Sunset Boulevard" is really my favorite but this is also a good one:


a reply to: Profusion

posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 12:15 PM
The Third Man
Double Indemnity
The Maltese Falcon

posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:28 PM
Gaslight -- without a doubt my favorite of this genre (until late tonight when my subconscious dredges up something long forgotten)

posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 09:00 PM
pretty obscure but I liked 'Female on the Beach', with Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler. (Natalie Schaeffer, aka Mrs. Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island, has a small role.) Woman inherits beach house and has issues. maybe better described as a 'melodrama' than a noir; I'm not hep to the technical differences.
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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 09:12 PM
I dig comedy and Carl Reiner knocked it out with Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

It's only 35 years old but utilizes noir movies. It's funny as hell too.

posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:29 AM

posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 11:18 AM
I also really like The Man Who Wasn't There.

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