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You Be the Programmer for One Evening, Pick 4 Film Noirs


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Yes I do watch The National and I am aware of the difference in the dollar and the same thing has happened to me ON LINE, I got less, a lot less through Paypal.

 

As far as the bank, that is nothing new, it has something to do with their charges (which is nothing new). In order to get more in exchange at the bank, you have to change over a lot of money to offset the initial charge but the teller should have known that. Next time go to customer service at the bank where they should be able to explain it to you.

Doesn't seem fair though does it!

 

Still does not explain though why TCM charges Canadians almost twice as much for NOW PLAYING!

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misswonderly, when I read the contest instructions and posted here last month there was no mention of a "thematic link."

 

I don't subscribe to "Now Playing" either.

 

 

I will keep searching for his (Eddie's essays) or rationales for his choices.

 

I posted your choices and thought they were very good. Really everyone has good film noir films listed.

 

It was nice of him to post his reply on the FNF Facebook page, I thought though.

 

Lori

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Oh Lori, I hope you didn't think my comment was in any way critical of you or your handling of this thread. On the contrary, I've really enjoyed the thread and everyone's thoughts about noir and what they'd choose for "Noir Night". I kind of worried after I posted that "complaint" that it might sound as though I thought you "should have let us know", when of course you gave us all the information you had about it.

 

Anyway, maybe Muller didn't request a "theme-related" list, maybe some people just thought of it and he was impressed with their ideas.

I'd like to thank you again for starting this thread and keeping us informed about it. :x

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}No way would I classify KEY LARGO as a "noir". Doesn't meet the smell test.

 

To me, it's clearly a noir. The only way it could be more of a classic noir, is if it was a small hotel on the outskirts of a big city, instead of in the Florida Keys. We've got a disillusioned service man, a good girl, a bad girl, a gangster trying to sneak into the US. It's a very dark film, lots of light and shadow, it would be hard to be more noir.

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Yes, to me Key Largo is clearly a noir but for those that define noir solely (or mostly), for it's visual style, I can understand why they feel it isn't a noir enough. I guess the hotel should of had a neon light for a sign and binds instead of shutters! :)

 

As for E.G. as the gangster, here is what the book Film Noir (Silver Ward), has to say; His performance reflects the desperate nostalgia of one who has been "A Somebody". It personifies a typically noir, ill-fated threat against Frank and Nora, most effectively evokes the noir universe of Key Largo.

 

 

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i cheated last nite and checked out 99 River Street on u-yay ube-tay.

 

it was very, very good- better and smarter than The Phenix City Story (which is a pretty decent film from the same director.) a little hard to swallow at moments- but only moments. leading man John Payne was terrific, Evelyn Keyes was good- but uneven.

 

It only rates one sentence in Eddie's book Dark City- and Eddie refers to John Payne as a "former songbird"- did he ever sing in a movie???

 

anyway, a great print with good sound is on the tube if anyone else wants a looksey.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Payne started out in Fox musicals. His career path was something like Dick Powell's.

did he sing in them?

 

i'm not doubting, it's just that he was a *very* convincing tough guy, much along the lines of Charles McGraw or Lawrence Tierney. I buy Powell 100% in Murder, My Sweet and some other noirs, but he's not really "tough" int he sense that you get the feeling he could kick your ***. Not so with Payne.

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> {quote:title=Lori3 wrote:}{quote}ENTER THE NIGHT OF NOIR CONTEST

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> On Thursday, January 17, 2013, Film Noir Foundation president Eddie Muller will be the guest programmer and co-host—with the legendary Robert Osborne—of "A Night in Noir City," a four-film festival of noir on Turner Classic Movies.

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> During the month of November, you can win an ultra-cool prize by submitting the best alternative line-up of films. Post your four film line-up on the [FNF Facebook page.|http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=DUQeQ&m=K1snWmQtGRB8kL&b=CgPzs0rHFlbsoUyXQkSceQ]

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> The two people who program the best alternative selection of films, as judged by Eddie, will receive a prize. The first winner will receive a copy of the TCM Classic Movie Trivia Book and the second, a copy of the NOIR CITY Annual #4. Eddie will inscribe the book to the winners, who will be contacted through a private message on Facebook. The contest will run until midnight Tuesday, November 27.

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> The winning selections will be re-posted on the FNF Facebook page in December. TCM will announce Eddie's line-up on November 28 and feature an essay by Eddie explaining his choices.

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> Sounds like a fun contest to me. I am still formulating my choices.

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> Edited by: Lori3 on Nov 17, 2012 3:25 PM

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Hi everyone,

 

I bumped this thread up because Thursday night's schedule was something Lori was really looking forward to. She talked about it and the contest here and was spreading the word on her Facebook page.

 

I'm looking forward to it and not just because CRY DANGER, one of my own selections, is on the list.

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Tonight's the night ! Get a load of this line-up:

 

 

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: NOIR CITY

 

8:00 PM

 

 

crime

 

[Cry Danger|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1763/Cry-Danger/|view in TCM Movie Database] (1951)

 

 

[EXPAND |http://www.tcm.com/schedule/#]

 

 

 

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9:30 PM

 

 

crime

 

[99 River Street|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/13209/99-River-Street/|view in TCM Movie Database] (1953) [buy dvd|http://shop.tcm.com/99-river-street-dvd/detail.php?p=334094&ecid=PRF-TCM-100187&pa=PRF-TCM-100187]

 

 

[EXPAND |http://www.tcm.com/schedule/#]

 

 

 

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11:00 PM

 

 

drama

 

[Tomorrow Is Another Day|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/93552/Tomorrow-Is-Another-Day/|view in TCM Movie Database] (1951) [buy dvd|http://shop.tcm.com/tomorrow-is-another-day-dvd/detail.php?p=356393&ecid=PRF-TCM-100187&pa=PRF-TCM-100187]

 

 

[EXPAND |http://www.tcm.com/schedule/#]

 

 

 

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12:45 AM

 

 

drama

 

[breaking Point, The|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/69624/Breaking-Point-The/|view in TCM Movie Database] (1950) [buy dvd|http://shop.tcm.com/the-breaking-point-dvd/detail.php?p=356661&ecid=PRF-TCM-100187&pa=PRF-TCM-100187]

 

 

[EXPAND |http://www.tcm.com/schedule/#]

 

 

 

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2:30 AM

 

 

suspense

 

[Prowler, The|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/87312/Prowler-The/|view in TCM Movie Database] (1951) [buy dvd|http://shop.tcm.com/the-prowler-dvd/detail.php?p=318416&ecid=PRF-TCM-100187&pa=PRF-TCM-100187]

 

 

[EXPAND |http://www.tcm.com/schedule/#]

 

 

 

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4:15 AM

 

 

suspense

 

[Fingers At The Window|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3004/Fingers-At-The-Window/|view in TCM Movie Database] (1942)

 

 

Honey, disconnect the phone.

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Good question, TB. I believe I have it kicking around somewhere on video ( it was aired long ago on the great Ontario show, Elwe Yost's "Saturday Night at the Movies"), but I'd have to clean out all my closets and shelves to find it.

 

Here's a clip of the preview for it- great fun:

 

 

 

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FINGERS AT THE WINDOW is also not available on home video. I suppose the Warner Archives group will eventually get around to releasing it, as well as CRY DANGER. Just a bit surprising they have not done so already, given how many years DVDs have been sold and how popular noir titles tend to be.

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This is a great night for film noir fans, showing four noirs not as well known as others, and an introduction of them, I'm sure, to so many.

 

And it would have been a great night for Lori, whose passion on the subject created this thread.

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I didn't know about Lori3. I'm just shocked. How very sad. I'd thought of her just recently after seeing The Breaking Point on the January schedule along with reading a magazine review for a film noir collection dvd release that included a movie featuring her "favorite", as she'd say. She always seemed like such a sensitive, kind person.

 

My condolences to her family & friends.

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