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  1. Don't get annoyed but u might do one of these threads on the other genre boards. I love seeing what people pick and its fun curating your own list. 1.The Big Combo (1955)* 2.Kiss Me Deadly (1955)* 3.The Maltese Falcon (1941)* 4.Out of the Past (1947)* 5.Murder My Sweet (1944)* 6.Dead Reckoning (1947) 7.Kansas City Confidential(1952) 8.Born To Kill (1947) 9.D.O.A. (1950) 10.Raw Deal (1948) The ones with astriks are permanent where as the other ones could get swapped for other favorites like Criss Cross(1949) T-Men(1947) Laura(1944) Gilda (1946) Nightmare Alley(1947) The Stranger(1946) The Killing(1956) Asphalt Jungle(1950) Touch of Evil (1958) So many!!!!!!!!
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    Silent Sundays new opener.

    I don't know how long the new silent Sunday opener has been in place but it doesn't fit. The last one fit the perfect haunting beauty of the previous start. It really painted a picture of the beauty of silent films at their best. Unfortunately the new in seems like any random first year design project. I know it's a small thing but it used to set the mood wonderfully.
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    Your western top ten

    I apologized on another board but I love people's lists. What's your favorite ten Westerns. Here's mine. No order. 1.The Man From Laramie(1955) 2.The Unforgiven(1992) 3.Stagecoach(1939) 4.Red River(1948) 5.McCabe & Mrs.Miller(1971) 6.Colarado Territory(1949) 7.The Good, The Bad and The Ugly(1966) 8.Far Country(1954) 9.True Grit(2010) 10.McClintock!(1963) Honorary mention to both Deadwood and Have Gun Will Travel. Both top notch TV westerns.
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    Your Top Ten Pre-Codes

    What are your top ten? These aren't just chosen for their "pre-codeness" but overall quality. I've used asterisks to denote the one that have more of the qualities that wouldn't play after the code enforcement. 1.Skyscraper Souls (1932) **** 2.Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) **** 3.Jewel Robbery (1932) **** 4.Baby Face (1933) **** 5.Employee's Entrance (1933) **** 6.The Mind Reader (1933) 7.Fooltlight Parade (1931) 8.Little Cesar (1933) 9.I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang 10.Grand Hotel (1932) ****
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    Best Directors

    Who is the best? Wilder, Hitch, Ford, Hawks? Please name at least five films to back up the claim. It could be Wilder. The Jack Lemmon TCM original short about Wilder might be a convincer. Below are films he directed to say nothing if his writing. It's all over the map of style and genre. I'd love to see ten best directors then whittle it down. Double Indemnity (1944) Lost Weekend(1945) Sunset Boulevard (1950) Ace In The Hole (1951) Stalag 17 (1953) Sabrina(1954) Seven Year Itch (1955) Witness For the Prosecution (1957) Some Like It Hot(1959) The Apartment (1960) One, Two, Three (1961) Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
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    Heads Up! Nightmare Alley Wed.Night !

    Oh brother! I love a good pun.
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    Nights of Cabiria

    Great film, great actress. So rarely does a movie have belly laughs(mambo in the street and in the club) and utter heartbreak(ending). There's so much to digest in this film I can(and have) watched it over and over. This and Juliet of the Spirits are two of her best performances ever.
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    Your western top ten

    It so funny, you can tell how much people love movies on these boards because responding to ten is just to hard for them! Then when I read a response I hit my head thinking if what I left out! you put Ox-Bo and High Noon. I can't believe I left them out! I love all the Anthony Mann Jommy Stewart ones as well. Blazing Saddles is great especially since I love Destry. Great response FrankGrimes.
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    Your top ten favorite noirs.

    Well I can see we all love some noir as it is hard for everyone to pick just ten! As I read each post I couldn't help but think "dang I left that out as well?!".
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    Eddie Muller full time gig

    Anyone else think they should give Muller a full time host post for noir? I enjoy the intros he's doing now. Only thing lacking is a cool set. Now they just have him standing in front of that terrible font they have been using. It has all the production value of a pitcher of kool-aid. Having a street corner or detectives office would have been obvious, and awesome. Just like silent Sundays a weekly or couple times a month noir hosted by Eddie would be great. His insights into the genre are always welcome. Just call me when it comes time to design the set.
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    Any Untouchables Fans?

    Is the DVD quality good? I'm a huge fan of history if the Chicago Outfit. It's fun to see this fictional account. The music and stories are fun. Not to mention the actors. I saw a young Robert Redford selling poisonous booze to college kids! Great show. Totally lacking any fact as fracas Ness goes but Stack is great.
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    Best Directors

    For some reason I can't respond to things at the top of the thread. You are right, Kirusawa is amazing. So many styles over such a long period. Endless options.
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    Re: Male Noir Fans

    Weird original post. I'm a male noir fan and I don't care what a dames likes other than the press of my lips or a smack across the face,see. As to male fans they are all small time hustlers compared to Mr.Big. Except me I'm going to be the guy to replace him,see. Edited by: Noir_Kiss3 on Sep 22, 2013 11:47 PM
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    The Big Combo(1955)

    I love this film. It looks and sound the way a noir should. Lurid and dangerous! I bid on the three sheet poster recently and went too light. Lost. Definitely in my top 5 noirs.
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    Any poster collectors?

    Just wondering if anyone collects paper on classics? The beautiful posters are an added bonus to a great movie. I like mostly stone lithos and film noirs. My most prized piece is a window card for The Mouthpiece(1932) starring the great Warren William. I also have a 3sheet for two if my favorite noirs. Criss Cross and The Big Clock. I first started after seeing the poster for 1952's Kansas City Confidential. Who could forget the three bad guys played by Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam and Neville Brand! I have many more but would love to hear from other fans!
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    This? or That?

    Two similar quantities whether it be similar moviies, remakes, comedy teams ect ect. After you answer your preference (there is no wrong answer) please put down at least one sentence as to why you prefer one over the other. Then post two more like answers for the next person. Example Q:Warner's 30's character actor: Allen Jenkins or Ned Sparks? A:Allen Jenkins A: His wisecracks are always welcome whereas Ned can be tiresome with his prickly schtick. Now the respondent posts for the next person. See if this works. We had done it on another site and it was fun to see what people came up with. Remember the person that answers this posts for the next person. Here we go. Gone With The Wind or Jezebel?
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    BEST Foreign Language Film Ever Made.

    My tip ten foreign films in no particular order. I could list a million but these few are near and dear. Listing foreign animation could be its own list. It seems I've seen more French and Hapanese films than anywhere else with Italy and Germany coming after. If you don't mind newer films the Greek film Kynodontas is mind blowing and the Kazakh film Tulpan is a very sweat film indeed. La R?gle du jeu - Rules of the Game (1939) France Touch? Pas Au Grisbi -Hands Off the Loot (1954) France Oldboy (2003) South Korea Les Yeux Sans Visage -Eyes Without A Face (1960) France Pigs and Battleships (1961) Japan Hidden Fortress (1958) Japan Kynodontas -Dogtooth (2009) Greece Dr.Mabuse der Spieler -Dr.Mabuse the Gambler (1922) Germany I Vitelloni (1953) Italian. Tulipan (2008) Kazakh
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    This? or That?

    Oof that's a tough one! I'm going to go with Edward G. His playing of Rico in Little Cesar was so iconic they named the RICO statute after him! I also like that juxtaposed against his great serious gangsters he also is great in comedies as a hood. Slight Case of Murder is a riot with Larceny Inc. being a close second. Which musical is better 42nd Street or Footlight Parade?
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    Any poster collectors?

    Gorch, your story about the poster exchange has me green with envy. As a collector my dream has always been to meet someone like that or a previous theater owner. Unfortunately as a buyer you just don't run into people with a pile of old posters; the way say a glass collector might find a cache. Consequently you end up having to buy off the web where other die hards are waiting for the same paper.
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    This? or That?

    Haha great answer! It's funny how what's sacred to one person is "alright" with another. Bride of Frankenstein Obviously the original is a total classic but for me Bride is more exciting. The "humanity" of the monster is great in this film. You really sympathize with him. The whole scene of the bride coming to life is even more exciting then the original. The soundtrack is awesome as well. The strings stick I'm my head. Better "average joe" actor: Jimmy Steeart or Henry Fonda? (Coincidentally I hear they loved to sit in eachothers company make model airplanes!)
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    Old Hollywood health and fitness

    In the pre-code days they called diet and exercise "reducing". There was even a movie with that title. Here's a link to a YouTube clip from it. Reducing(1931)
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    Any poster collectors?

    Great responses! I do have a wall shortage problem. I'm slowly getting rid of my lesser posters but want to back them first. Eddie Muller's book is one of the main reasons I got into it. I also collect old pulps that have great covers. The image is most important. When the image is great for a movie I love than I get obsessive. The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers is a favorite with Barbara Stanwyk, Van Heflin and Liz Scott on it. For the defense has a wonderful picture of Kay Francis and William Powell. I wish I could figure how to post pictures! I went through a Ramen eating phase where all my cash went to posters. My most expensive is a vaudeville poster that is for the Hilton Siamese Twins. They were in the movie Freaks as well as a movie about their lives from the 50's. it's a rare gem that I love but was terrified right after putting in my highest bid!

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