Anthony Hopkins in an interview with Cinema Blend about his new film, Slipstream, which he not only wrote and directed, but in which he also stars and wrote the music, says of his influences: Our existence is beyond our explanation… I believe that everything is illusory, because we can’t grasp anything… The films that I … [Read more…]
This page provides a full listing of directors credited with a film noir, and the films noir for each director.
This page provides a full and comprehensive listing of books on film noir that can be purchased on-line.
For what it’s worth, a new AFI list of the Top 100 Movies of All Time has been published, with only nine movies with noir credentials making the list: 3 Casablanca (-1) 9 Vertigo (+52) 16 Sunset Blvd. (-4) 21 Chinatown (-2) 29 Double Indemnity (+9) 31 The Maltese Falcon (-8) 48 Rear Window (-6) … [Read more…]
Source: Don Renfroe, News Editor, Albuquerque Tribune, Friday, June 15, 2007 Don Renfore’s all-time top 10 noirs: Any debate among film noir fans will ultimately include the phrase, “That’s not a film noir!” The genre’s definition is broad, but almost any aficionado would agree on these 10 must-sees. For novices, seeing all or most of … [Read more…]
I have been going through the first edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2003 New Burlington Books), and highly recommend it to film noir fans. All the major noirs are included, and the commentaries are fresh and incisive.
Released by IMDB on May 26, 2007 Rank Rating Title Votes 1. 8.6 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 27,768 2. 8.5 M (1931) 20,791 3. 8.5 The Third Man (1949) 29,064 4. 8.4 Double Indemnity (1944) 19,108 5. 8.4 The Maltese Falcon (1941) 30,073 6. 8.3 Touch of Evil (1958) 18,111 7. 8.3 Strangers on a Train … [Read more…]
A Double Life (1947) Against All Odds (1984) Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) Angel Face (1953) Another Man’s Poison (1951) Black Angel (1946) Bob le Flambeur (1955) Body And Soul (1947) Boomerang (1947) Born to Kill (1947) Breathless (1960) Brute Force (1947) C-Man (1949) Call Northside 777 (1948) Chinatown (1974) Classic Film Noir Cold Around … [Read more…]
There are 32 films noir, as listed in my Films Noir Catalog, that also appear in the New York Times Best 1000 Films (which are not ranked): Crossfire (1947) Double Indemnity (1944) Force of Evil (1948) High Sierra (1941) Laura (1944) M (1931) M (1951) Midnight (1934) Notorious (1946) Ossessione (1943) Out of the Past … [Read more…]
HOLLYWOOD DOESN’T PAINT MORE DARKLY THAN IT DOES WITH L.A. NOIR From APPLAUSE 19 April 2007 Steven Uhles Column Augusta Chronicle Dark streets, femme fatales and the quick crack of gunfire make film noir an easy genre to identify. Nobody channel-surfs over to one of the eternal broadcasts of The Maltese Falcon and wonders what … [Read more…]