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  1. T.Paul?s faves... SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS ?The next time you want information, don't scratch for it like a dog, ask for it like a man!? ?Mr. Hunsecker, you've got more twists than a barrel of pretzels!? ?I'd hate to take a bite out of you, you're a cookie full of arsenic.? ?What am I, a bowl of fruit? A tangerine that peels in a minute?? ?Maybe I left my sense of humor in my other suit.? FIGHT CLUB ?You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not you **** khakis
  2. Film noir (and Neo Noir) can and does work today. Examples of some great films: "The Machinist", "The Man Who Wasn't There", "Angel Heart", "7even", "Barton Fink", "Blue Velvet", "Chinatown", "Lost Highway", "Mulholland Dr.", even "Frnk Miller's Sin City" in an ultra comic book fashion. All art forms evolve, and the directors who are making modern noir flicks today may not neccessarily stick to every principle that went into the noir genre at its roots, but this doesn't change the fact that there is plenty of fantastic neo noir celluloid out there to watch. T.Paul
  3. NO MORE REMAKES OF FLAWLESS MASTERPIECES!!!! Enough already, wouldn't we all agree? The ole addage "Why fix it if it ain't broke" rings loud in my ears every time I hear of yet ANOTHER remake, bad or good, being done. The worst of this trend these days are the old TV shows and cartoons being made into summer popcorn flicks. Sad, bad, predictable pap! The Hollywood money machine knows that it can run a safe bet when rolling the dice with a remake. Inevitably people will go and see these things, though 99% of the time I do not for the life of me know why. It's guaranteed money in the bank,
  4. One major facet of film noir I've noticed is overlooked in most of the definitions within this discussion is the second part (aside from the plot) that gives the "noir", the darkness, to film noir - the use of heavy shadows and patterns of darkness, the often unusual and skewed camera angles used as a visual psychological tool to further express turmoil, conflict, and fear. One of the clearest definitions I found was at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir, so check that for help. An interesting fact - The term film noir (French for "black film") was unknown to the filmmakers and ac
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