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The Killers, Thieves Highway, Shadow of a Doubt....

 

I saw all 3 at the film noir festival, would love to hear your takes on any or all of them

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Not necessarily quintessential noir by any stretch, but I'm remembering Lady in the Lake from a college film course and just wanted to remind people of this oddity.

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ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) is a noir I'd very much like to see in this Canon.

Recently came to my local independent theater and I absolutely fell in love with it.

It would be interesting to see if Devin and Amy have anything to say about the career of Miles Davis, or Jazz in general.

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For me "The Big Sleep" is the quintessential. Drug addiction, prostitution, pornography, gambling, etc., all discussed in a coded (literally, with the production code) 1940s way. Also, the lines between Bogie and Bacall are classic. I mean, Raymond Chandler filtered through William Faulkner? Yes, please.

 

"I don't like your manners."

"[...]I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings."

 

"Out of the Past" is another personal favorite, but so many to choose from...

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