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In your spare time - check out some of this Neo-Noir list


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Sub genre Comedy Noir:

 

Dead men don't wear plaid

 

Mike Case in: The Big Kiss Off

 

 

Any thoughts on Comedy noir?

Duck Twacy in The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

 

Bob Hope sort of spoofed the PI angle of Noir in My Favorite Brunette also.

 

Deadline at Dawn was sort of a screwball Noir, His Kind of Woman is also.

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Comedy and Noir are so difficult to fuse. from the original time period i can think of only BEAT THE DEVIL.as for neo-noir, there's always the NAKED GUN movies.

 

i think the difficulty with combining noir and comedy is that it comes out only as spoof

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Comedy and Noir are so difficult to fuse. from the original time period i can think of only BEAT THE DEVIL.as for neo-noir, there's always the NAKED GUN movies.

 

i think the difficulty with combining noir and comedy is that it comes out only as spoof

 

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)  is a comedy that contains many noir influences. 

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I watched Nightcrawler (2014) last night, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an amoral ambulance/cop-chasing late night video-news cameraman, who's ambition soon led him into setting up crimes or accidents so he could be first on the scene to capture the action and make money by selling to the TV news providers. 

 

I won't post any more spoilers but it's very dark, literally so at times as he spends most of the film cruising around LA in the early hours of the morning. It's definitely a neo-noir to me as you definitely have the feeling throughout that no-one is coming out of this movie well. 

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I watched Nightcrawler (2014) last night, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an amoral ambulance/cop-chasing late night video-news cameraman, who's ambition soon led him into setting up crimes or accidents so he could be first on the scene to capture the action and make money by selling to the TV news providers. 

 

I won't post any more spoilers but it's very dark, literally so at times as he spends most of the film cruising around LA in the early hours of the morning. It's definitely a neo-noir to me as you definitely have the feeling throughout that no-one is coming out of this movie well. 

I saw this finally on Netflix, I wasn't too impressed, the premise is interesting but its hard to believe a **** petty thief weirdo is going to be able to drive that Challenger like a professional stunt driver.

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Update

 

Here is my personal chronological Neo Noir list (in progress) -  I've been watching new candidates from Film Noir The Encyclopedia, added two more, Impulse (1990) and Dark Country (2009), two down 61 more suggestions that I've not seen to go.

 

Dark Country is the sort of desert Neo Noir that plays like a Twilight Zone episode, Death Valley/Nevada locations, interesting treatments to the images.

 

Impulse directed by Sondra Locke is a gritty story of an LA femme Vice Cop and her dance with death, love, and temptation, at the cusp of Noir. Beautiful cinematography.

 

 

Blast Of Silence (1961) 
 
Underworld USA (1961) 
 
Something Wild (1961) 
 
Cape Fear (1962) 
 
Experiment In Terror (1962) 
 
Satan in High Heels (1962) 
 
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 
 
Shock Corridor (1962) 
 
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) 
 
The Naked Kiss (1964) 
 
The Pawnbroker (1964) 
 
Brainstorm (1965) 
 
Once A Thief (1965) 
 
Harper (1966) 
 
Mr. Buddwing (1966) 
 
In Cold Blood (1967) 
 
In The Heat Of The Night (1967) 
 
The Great Silence (1968)
 
Marlowe (1969) 
 
The Honeymoon Killers (1970) 
 
Shaft  (1971)
 
Across 110th Street (1971) 
 
The Getaway (1971) 
 
Get Carter (1971) 
 
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
 
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974) 
 
The Nickel Ride (1974)
 
The Drowning Pool (1975) 
 
Farewell My Lovely (1975) 
 
Night Moves (1975) 
 
Taxi Driver (1976)
 
Dressed to Kill (1980) 
 
Union City (1980) 
 
Body Heat (1981) 
 
Thief (1981)
 
Blade Runner (1982) 
 
Hammett (1982) 
 
Blood Simple (1984) 
 
Blue Velvet (1986) 
 
Angel Heart (1987) 
 
Frantic (1988) 
 
Kill Me Again (1989)
 
The Grifters (1990) 
 
The Kill-Off (1990) 
 
Wild At Heart (1990) 
 
Impulse (1990)
 
Dick Tracy (1990) 
 
Delicatessen (1991) 
 
Delusion (1991)
 
Reservoir Dogs (1992) 
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) 
 
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
 
True Romance (1993) 
 
The Wrong Man (1993)
 
The Last Seduction (1994) 
 
Pulp Fiction (1994) 
 
Se7en (1995) 
 
Fargo (1996) 
 
Mulholland Falls (1996) 
 
Hit Me (1996)
 
Jackie Brown (1997) 
 
L.A. Confidential (1997) 
 
Lost Highway (1997) 
 
This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) 
 
Dark City (1998) 
 
A Simple Plan (1998) 
 
The Big Lebowski (1998) 
 
Payback (1999)
 
Night Train (1999) 
 
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) 
 
Mulholland Drive (2001) 
 
The Salton Sea (2002)
 
Sin City (2005) 
 
Brick  (2005)
 
No Country For Old Men (2007) 
 
Dark Country (2009)
 
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
 
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
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