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You sure you are not confusing it with *The Naked City*? The *Asphalt Jungle* is very noir. Anyway, watch it again when you get the chance.

 

I just went through *The Window* and it came out at 86%

 

Edited by: cigarjoe on Oct 13, 2011 6:17 PM

 

Edited by: cigarjoe on Oct 13, 2011 6:18 PM

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I'll tell you one thing by watching these in 2x fast forward its all images, some Noirs are highly contrasted others not so much but the Dutch angle shots pop out at you when they do pass by B-)

 

Zipped through *Scarlet Street* a little while ago and it works out to 70% Noir-ishly lit with a caveat that there is a 20 minute sort of "noir light" sequence running from the 30 minute to 50 minute mark bookended by higher contrasted Noir sequences at the beginning & end.

 

Also went through *The Strange Love of Martha Ivers* later today and it was similar in having bookends of high contrast Noir cinematography with noir light sequences interpersed throughout it woked out to 71%.

 

Again watching at 2x without sound its basically like watching a slide show.

 

Edited by: cigarjoe on Oct 14, 2011 7:27 PM

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Also caught *Border Incident* and *(The Scar) Hollow Victory*, both with cinematography by John Alton, didn't really do a time/% measure but the first has some dayligh sequences but not very many so its in the 90's lets say 95% the second film is well above that I'd say there were less than a minute of any normally lit sequences so it another 100% visually Noir.

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Updadted ranks:

 

{font:arial, helvetica, sans-serif}% Noir Lighting in Hard Core Noir Films{font}

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The Set-up 100%

The Big Combo 100%

Mask of Dimitrios 100%

Raw Deal 100%

The Asphalt Jungle 97%

Criss Cross 90%

The Narrow Margin 87%

The Window 86%

Crossfire 80%

The Woman on Pier 13 74%

The Strange love of Martha Ivers 71%

Act Of Violence 70%

Scarlet Street 70%

The Naked City 11%

 

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added Detour:

 

% Noir Lighting in Hard Core Noir Films{font:arial, helvetica, sans-serif} {font}

The Set-up 100%

The Big Combo 100%

Mask of Dimitrios 100%

Raw Deal 100%

The Asphalt Jungle 97%

Detour 95&

Criss Cross 90%

The Narrow Margin 87%

The Window 86%

Crossfire 80%

The Woman on Pier 13 74%

The Strange love of Martha Ivers 71%

Act Of Violence 70%

Scarlet Street 70%

The Naked City 11%

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Added "the sweet Smell of success " and "He Walkked By Night" both are easily 95% or more Noir lighting.

 

% Noir Lighting in Hard Core Noir Films The Set-up 100%

The Big Combo 100%

Mask of Dimitrios 100%

Raw Deal 100%

The Asphalt Jungle 97%

The Sweet Smell Of Success 95%+

He Walked By Night 95%

Detour 95&

Criss Cross 90%

The Narrow Margin 87%

The Window 86%

Crossfire 80%

The Woman on Pier 13 74%

The Strange love of Martha Ivers 71%

Act Of Violence 70%

Scarlet Street 70%

The Naked City 11%

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