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My local PBS station just showed a wonderful film noir, Scarlet Street, with Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, exquisitely directed by Fritz Lang. I had never even heard of this movie before. Anyway, at the end, the host of the series, critic and film historian Neal Gabler, asked viewers what was their favorite film noir?

So, opinions?
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Double Indemnity
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It's a Wonderful Life
or perhaps Sin City
depends on irony I guess


Blade Runner anyone?
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NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES with Edward G. Robinson as a phony psychic who discovers he's not quite as phony as he thought.
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I gotta say I like it that PBS runs the old movies. Mine runs the Thin Man movies on Saturday nights.
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I'ma film noir buff.

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Gaslight
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Angels with Dirty Faces
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The Cat Creeps (1946)
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The Asphalt Jungle.

The Killing (directed by Stanley Kubrick).

A few years back I became aware of, and watched, some of the French film noir like:

Rififi http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/

Le Cercle rouge http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065531/

Le Samouraï http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

Un flic http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067900/

Bob le flambeur http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047892/

There is much more of it than the few films I listed above. Good stuff.
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Rififi is a good one. I have that one on VHS.

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David Cronenberg's Crash (the 1996 film, not to be confused with Paul Haggis's 2004 film of the same name).
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The Black Dahlia (2006) is my favorite of the neo-noir pictures: http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net/. The dvd also has masses of interesting special features. A great picture, but not for the faint hearted.
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I am a fan. I like The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

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There is a Film Noir Encyclopedia by Alain Silver, Elizabeth Ward, James Ursini, and Robert Porfirio that came out May 10 of this year. I saw it at Barnes and Noble today and it looks pretty complete, with plot synopses, pictures etc. Also saw it on Amazon. There are some earlier ones by some of the same authors that are actually more expensive.

Tommy's post is spot on but when it comes to a master like Eric Ambler, I much prefer reading the books.
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After so many years ... let me bring this back to life ...
for instance ...

Detour - Anne Savage
Beyond the Forest - Bette Davis
Of Human Bondage - Bette Davis
Jezebel - Bette Davis
Mildred Pierce - Joan Crawford
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And a sleeper fantastic Neo Noir with a high school setting - Brick
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Out of the Past with Robert Mitchum.

Big fan of Chinatown, too.
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