film noir/gangster classics.

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  1. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Can someone recommende me some old school film noir/gangster movies from the 40's , 50's or 60's (or other decades) because I like too see some of those but don't know where to start.

    thanks in advance.

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  2. JLBats

    JLBats The boney king of nowhere

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    Check out that new collection, I think it's actually called something like film noir classics volume 1, you get a few movies, all classics.
     
  3. Underdawg

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    even though its not from that time. but fits the genre u want perfectly.
    SIN CITY
     
  4. Edward Brock

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    The Third Man. Really, really good movie.
     
  5. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    thank you all.

    but keep 'em coming! :D
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...f=pd_sxp_f/104-0041119-7305500?v=glance&s=dvd

    Asphalt jungle, The (1950) = CLA1
    Borderline (1950) = FN10 Note: at best marginally film noir!
    Call it murder (aka Midnight) (1934) = FN10 Note: a 1934 film, not film noir!
    Detour (1945) = CLA9 FN10 KIL5 MY10 Note: right-hand-drive vehicles in first scene a goof of film, not a reissue mistake!
    D.O.A. (1950) = CLA9 FN10 KIL5
    Gun crazy (aka Deadly is the female) (1949) = CLA1
    He walked by night (1948) = FN10 MY10
    Hitch-hiker, The (1953) = CLA9
    Hollow triumph (aka The scar--UK) (1948) = CLA9
    Impact (1949) = MY10
    Kansas City confidential (1952) = FN10 MY10
    Man who cheated himself, The (1950) = CLA9
    Murder, my sweet (aka Farewell my lovely) (1944) = CLA1
    Out of the past (1947) = CLA1
    Quicksand (1950) = CLA9 MY10
    Red house, The (1947) = FN10 Note: rural film noir!
    Scarlet Street (1945) = FN10 KIL5 MY10
    Second woman, The (1951) = FN10 MY10
    Set-up, The (1949) = CLA1
    Strange love of Martha Ivers, The (1946) = CLA9
    Stranger, The (1946) = CLA9 FN10 KIL5 MY10 Note: The separate Roan Group issue (with Cause for alarm, 1951) is superior.
    Suddenly (1954) = MY10
    Too late for tears (aka Killer bait) (1949) = CLA9 KIL5 MY10


    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...f=pd_sxp_f/104-0041119-7305500?v=glance&s=dvd

    BORN TO KILL
    CLASH BY NIGHT
    CROSSFIRE
    DILLINGER
    THE NARROW MARGIN
     
  7. U.S War Machine

    U.S War Machine Hail to the king

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    Bonnie and Clyde
     
  8. The Kid

    The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    devil in a blue dress

    :)
     
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    The Third Man

    M

    Touch of Evil

    The Asphalt Jungle

    Stray Dog

    High and Low

    The Stranger

    D.O.A.

    Detour

    White Heat

    Little Caesar

    Angles with Dirty Faces

    Night in the City

    The Street with No Name

    The Maltese Falcon

    The Lady from Shang Hai

    Shadow of a Doubt

    Laura

    The Killers

    Johnny Apollo
     
  10. WallCrawl

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    The poster for Too Late for Tears is hilarious:


    "That's just to remind you...you're in a tough racket now!"

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Backdrifter

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    :rolleyes:

    Thats like post neo-noir...

    The Maltese Falcon is considered to be the original film noir...even though noirs origins are rooted in german expressionist style films.
     
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    Bonnie and Clyde is not film noir at all.
     
  13. ImTheWombat

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    my favorite is Double Indemnity its awesome!
     
  14. ImTheWombat

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    also try Touch of Evil, White Heat, The Big Sleep, and this AWESOME boxing noir (that i just recently purchased off of Overstock.com for only 11 bucks (s & h included)) called Body and Heat. Its SUCH a great movie. Right up there as one of my favorites
     
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    Weird, cause Fury (which is pretty good) was made at least four years before the maltese falcon, and Fury is DEFINITELY film noir
     
  16. Backdrifter

    Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    I'm just telling you what i read :)

    It could have been wrong... :0
     
  17. JLBats

    JLBats The boney king of nowhere

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    While Sin City was made long after the depression era films such as Maltese Falcon, it has all of the characteristics of true film noir.
     
  18. ImTheWombat

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    i agree. Sin City is film noir with splashes of color. Its not neo-noir or post neo-noir. It is indeed film noir, just like "The Man Who Wasn't There" was film noir because it had all of the characteristics of film noir. People are often to anxious to slap the title of neo-noir or post neo-noir onto any contemporary film noir, simply because its new.
     
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    Blade Runner :up:
     
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    blade runner was awesome futuristic noir. It was just really interesting to see them combine noir and sci-fi in that way. Then see a ton of other movies emulate it
     
  21. Truthteller

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    Yeah, some of these have been said and I agree...

    The Third Man
    Touch of Evil
    Key Largo

    and here is one a bit obscure but excellent, with Sydney Greenstreet ("The Big Man") and Peter Lorre:

    The Mask of Dimitrios
     
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    "The Mask of Dimitrios"

    Never heard of it... will keep an eye out for it :up:
     
  23. Edward Brock

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    Touch of Evil is such an incredible movie. Just remembering it gives me the shivers. :up:
     
  24. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    I have seen:

    The Maltese Falcon
    Bogart and Greenstreet are great. Very good story to.
    8,5/10

    Key Largo
    ****ing great movie. Edward G Robinson is awesome as Johnny Rocco, Bogart is great to. The ending was great. Superb movie.
    9/10
     
  25. Darth Elektra

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    I dont know if its what he is looking for but thats a really good movie.
     

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