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    Film Noir, Westerns
  1. Not enough Noir?

    Add Crossfire
  2. One of a Kind Movies

    The Savage Eye (1960) is another one of a kind along with Seconds (1966).
  3. One of a Kind Movies

    I like Lynch's Lost Highway a bit more
  4. One of a Kind Movies

    If you remember him commedian Orson Bean who was on quite a few quiz and talk shows, most notably on To Tell the Truth (1956), was a big believer in Organisim he used to talk about it on the talk shows he appeared on, Johnny Carson, Merve Griffin etc., etc. I've read Reich's "The Mass Psychology of Fascism", and an interesting book "A Book Of Dreams" by his son Peter Reich who tells the story of Orgone Energy, the Orgone Accumulator Boxes and the Cloud Busters from his childhood perspective. Interesting stuff.
  5. I filtered the list out by Release Date going from '71 back to '57. I've seen these: The Pick-Up (1968) is an exploitation film noir about two bag men bringing casino skim from Vegas to the L.A. mob who get snookered by a couple of prostitutes. It was though lost until the only copy found left was Sweedish subtitled one. It's avaiable from Something Weird Video. Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965) Sal Mineo, Juliet Prowse, Jan Murray, and Elaine Stritch. Weird but interesting Film Noir, only available on a Region 2 DVD. The Glass Cage (1964) An experimental Noir starring Arlene Martel, John Hoyt, Elisha Cook Jr., Bob Kelljan and King Moody. Available on DVD from Sinister Cinema. The Yellow Canary (1963) Horrible print on Youtube starring Pat Boone, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Jack Klugman, couldn't make out enough to really rate it. Girl of the Night (1960) Interesting Noir starring Anne Francis and Lloyd Nolan The Savage Eye (1960) an experimental Noir starring Barbara Baxley, Gary Merrill, Herschel Bernardi, Jean Hidey. A very cool snapshot in time of 1960 Los Angeles The 3rd Voice (1960) Another nice little Mexican set Noir starring Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Laraine Day. O'Brien is impersonating a millionaire. Hot Spell (1958) cornpone mellodrama with Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman it's on Youtube. Fort Dobbs (1958) an OK Western. Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957) Ok Film Noir starring Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams, Walter Matthau, and Charles McGraw. The Long Haul (1957) interesting Brit Noir starring Victor Mature, Dianna Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson.
  6. Not enough Noir?

    Add White Heat and Key Largo to Oscar Noirs
  7. WORST "Fashion" Trends

    magnetic lashes. looks like one goes on top of the eyelid one goes under and the magnetically stick together.
  8. I think he's using a phone.....
  9. I Just Watched...

    The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) Public Service Noir The title sequence with a giant silhouette of a woman looming over NYC gives a preview of the gravity of the unfolding story. Director: Earl McEvoy. Writers: Milton Lehman (a Colliers Magazine article), Harry Essex (adaptation). Cinematography was by Joseph F. Biroc, and music was by Hans J. Salter. Starring Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, Jim Backus, Whit Bissell, Dorothy Malone, Lola Albright, and William Bishop. This is sort of a companion piece to Panic In The Streets (1950). It's part film noir and part public service education. The film almost flawlessly transitions between New York location footage, Los Angeles location footage, and studio sets. The only giveaways are the street lamps, New York has the old Bishop's Crook lamps, the L.A. Columbia Studio studio sets use the single globe on a concrete post Hollywood type lamps, and they are also invariably illuminated by bright California sunshine, in contrast to the drabber real Manhattan cityscapes. This is an OK thriller, though it does beg the question about what happened to all the other contacts Sheila made before she hit NYC, the people on the boat or plane she took from Cuba, she most assuredly came in contact with before she took the train. Unless she was somehow not contagious during some type of incubation period, but what do I know. This film has great location shots of old Penn Station, various Manhattan locals and a great 3rd Avenue el sequence at the old Chatham Square Station that I've captured and uploaded on Youtube below: Keyes is great in this and her makeup gets increasingly effective conveying her sickness, its part of the Bad Girls of Film Noir set 7/10. Full review with more screencaps here: Noirsville
  10. Recently watched Noir

    The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) Public Service Noir (parts of this from original SLWB review - April 07, 2012) The title sequence with a giant silhouette of a woman looming over NYC gives a preview of the gravity of the unfolding story. Director: Earl McEvoy. Writers: Milton Lehman (a Colliers Magazine article), Harry Essex (adaptation). Cinematography was by Joseph F. Biroc, and music was by Hans J. Salter. Starring Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, Jim Backus, Whit Bissell, Dorothy Malone, Lola Albright, and William Bishop. This is sort of a companion piece to Panic In The Streets (1950). It's part film noir and part public service education. The film almost flawlessly transitions between New York location footage, Los Angeles location footage, and studio sets. The only giveaways are the street lamps, New York has the old Bishop's Crook lamps, the L.A. Columbia Studio studio sets use the single globe on a concrete post Hollywood type lamps, and they are also invariably illuminated by bright California sunshine, in contrast to the drabber real Manhattan cityscapes. Torch singer Sheila Bennett (Keyes) is returning to New York from Cuba. Sheila is the mule in a husband-wife jewel smuggling racket, carrying $50,000 worth of smuggled diamonds, but she is also carrying unbeknownst to her, Smallpox. She was smart enough to see that she was being tailed once she was in the U.S. on the rail trip from Florida, by a customs agent (Barry Kelley). Shelia had the smarts to mail the ice from some R.P.O. along her route, to her ivory tickling "husband" Matt Krane (Korvin), living in New York City. She arrives at Pennsylvania Station not realizing that she's now carrying the contagious Smallpox virus that spreads on contact which could start a devastating and quickly spreading epidemic in the unprotected city of eight million. Sheila (Keyes) in a phone booth at Penn Station. Once off the train, she immediately calls Matt. She tells him about the customs agent and her precaution to mail the smuggled diamonds to their apartment in Brooklyn. Hubby tells her to check into a Times Square dive hotel The America (BTW, this hotel was a dive hangout for showbiz lowlifes, prostitutes, pimps, and a favorite flop where Comedian Lenny Bruce would get geezed). Matt tells her to make sure the agent doesn't follow her to Brooklyn, but in actuality he is playing house while she's been away with her own very eager kid sister, and doesn't want her showing up at their apartment. Nice family. Sheila is not feeling well, she is now showing the symptoms of Smallpox, she has headaches and back pains and re-occurring fevers. She finds a clinic off Times Square on the way to Brooklyn and there meets nurse (Malone) and Doctor Wood (Bishop). They misdiagnose her with the flu and Dr. Wood gives her some medicine to take. Before Sheila leaves the clinic she gives a small girl a decorative pin, contact with the pin infects the child, Sheila is a walking death spreader. The child soon comes down with the symptoms and other victims begin to show up sick. Smallpox is diagnosed and now Sheila is hunted by Custom agent Johnson while Public Health doctor Wood searches in vain for the unknown person spreading the deadly disease far and wide. Arriving at her apartment in Brooklyn Sheila finds her baby sister (Albright) there with her Husband. Albright is doing the tube steak boogie with Matt but the increasingly ill Sheila is at first too sick to notice. Meanwhile, Custom agent Johnson loses her when she leaves the hotel through a barbershop, with the help of a bribed bellboy. But het keeps doggedly on the trail, searching theatrical agencies for some leads; while Doctor Wood and an increasingly concerned New York City Public Health Service searches the areas where new victims are turning up from their contacts with Shelia. Sheila eventually finds out from Belle the nosy landlady (Connie Gilchrist), that her husband is double crossing her concerning the diamonds, and is screwing her sister. From that point on she becomes obsessed with finding her faithless shitheel husband Matt. Matt plans to abscond with the loot from the diamonds. Sheila finds out, from the crooked jeweler (Art Smith) they are in cahoots with, that Matt will be back in ten days after the heat dies down, with the diamonds. The medicine from the doctor and her determination to get Matt is keeping her alive. Sheila flees to her brother's (Whit Bissell) Bowery flop house "the Moon" and hides out there. The film is chuck full of great NYC footage circa 1949-50. Shots that haunt the memories of New Yorkers old enough to remember the city as it used to be before the need of historic preservation, when urban renewal, and gentrification changed things forever. Watch for Pennsylvania Station, Times Square, Battery Park and the Third Avenue el. Noirsville This is an OK thriller, though it does beg the question about what happened to all the other contacts Sheila made before she hit NYC, the people on the boat or plane she took from Cuba, she most assuredly came in contact with before she took the train. Unless she was somehow not contagious during some type of incubation period, but what do I know. This film has great location shots of old Penn Station, various Manhattan locals and a great 3rd Avenue el sequence at the old Chatham Square Station that I've captured and uploaded on Youtube below: Keyes is great in this and her makeup gets increasingly effective conveying her sickness, its part of the Bad Girls of Film Noir set 7/10. Full review with more screencaps here: Noirsville
  11. Not enough Noir?

    But if you think about it Naked City, In A Lonely Place and The Third Man,won Oscars and Mistery Street was nominated, there may be others, so they could have worked Oscars into the program
  12. Future of Democratic Party?

    Gonna take a dog to eat a dog, I see Hardball's Chris Matthews is troting out Joe Kennedy III, a big F-That, we don't need more of the same ol' same ol' crap.
  13. I Just Watched...

    Go Tell the Spartans (1978) A Vietnam War film I never heard of. 8/10

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