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 Post subject: Favorite Neo-Noir Films
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:02 pm 
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If you are unfamiliar with the term Neo-Noir it is the modernization of Film Noir, basically it has all the aspects of Film Noir except it's in color and out of the Film Noir time frame (1930-1960). Brick is considered one so I think this forum would find the topic rather interesting. This is a place to discuss Neo-Noir and post lists of your favorite Neo-Noir films. I'll start it out with a list of my 10 favorite Neo-Noir films in no particular order.

Brick, Blade Runner, Chinatown, The Long Goodbye, Sin City, L.A. Confidential, Memento, Body Heat, Minority Report, Blood Simple.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:18 pm 
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I don't think being shot on color or not is a qualifying factor for Neo Noir. I'm not to knowledgeable on genre classifications, but I would consider Christopher Nolan's Following to be "Neo Noir". That's my addition to the fine films you've already stated, at least. Oh, also, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:28 pm 
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I really liked "The Grifters".


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:46 am 
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A good question would be: what exactly classifies neo-noir? Or even what movie's classify as neo-noir?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:42 pm 
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Sarah, has this all been discussed in an old thread?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:49 pm 
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I'm no Sarah, but it does all sound awfully familiar. Search function to the rescue.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:18 am 
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if you're into cyberpunk Neo-Noir Cypher is a good film to look up.


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Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I am actually putting together an entire NOIR/NEO-NOIR class for my own independent study next fall. My goal is to watch ten "classic" noir films and analyze the various patterns present, before watching 10 or-so neo-noir films. My final paper will most likely be on the similarities and differences between the noirs and the neo-noirs.

The only movies I am definitely watching are Maltese Falcon, The Third Man, Brick, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Drive.

Any suggestions would help me out a lot. Like I said, it's next fall so I have plenty of time. I just want it to be good in advance.


Also, Hi! I'm Rocco.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Blade Runner, dude. Absolutely.

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The Man Who Wasn't There (which, along with Brick, inspired my love of noir).


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Touch of Evil, Asphalt Jungle, Chinatown, Le Samouri, Assassination of a High School President.

(assuming you want both noir and neo-noir recommendations)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:45 am 
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While I'm not convinced that film noir is a genre (as opposed to being just a style), I'll join in the fun by saying Chinatown and that film about the high school kids that talk funny.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:01 am 
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maxfrost wrote:
While I'm not convinced that film noir is a genre (as opposed to being just a style), I'll join in the fun by saying Chinatown and that film about the high school kids that talk funny.


I dunno, there's probably a good debate to be had as to whether Juno really counts as noir or not...

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Ugh, you beat me to the punchline. I was going to go with the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Maybe Heathers.


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