My top 10 film noir

Zerkalo

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Just for anyone interested. I became a bit fanatical about film noir a couple of years ago, had a prior interest, but then started watching one every night especially over winter. They help me get to sleep. Very soothing down to the black and white colour and often mellow tones to the dialogue. I must have watched 200, mostly on youtube, but the titles often get a bit mixed up in my head as they're often very similar, and often very similar films. But here are ten that stand out as my favourites.

Detour
Scarlet Street
Criss Cross
Kiss Me Deadly
Killers Kiss
Pickup on South Street
He Walked By Night
Dark Passage
The Big Sleep
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I'm sure you've done this subject Z!!! We're not onto repeats already are we? 😉
 

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I'm onto repeats of the films unfortunately as I forget which ones I've seen before. I'm like my dad is with Lee Child, Clive Cussler, and Wilbur Smith books. Though I feel like there are some I should watch again as I want to build up proper knowledge of them. Last time I made a thread on the same subject there were a few people who'd seen a few themselves and I spoke to about them so it'd be interesting to hear from them again as it's a bit of a niche subject if you don't watch them. :LOL:
 

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I'm onto repeats of the films unfortunately as I forget which ones I've seen before. I'm like my dad is with Lee Child, Clive Cussler, and Wilbur Smith books. Though I feel like there are some I should watch again as I want to build up proper knowledge of them. Last time I made a thread on the same subject there were a few people who'd seen a few themselves and I spoke to about them so it'd be interesting to hear from them again as it's a bit of a niche subject if you don't watch them. :LOL:
I'm still after a couple

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Haha that's brilliant @Chervil. My dad's reading what he says is his latest one, Legacy of War, at the moment and was going on earlier about how even though it's set in Africa, it mentions the Cadbury family and Bournville in Birmingham (he worked for Cadbury).
 

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Haha that's brilliant @Chervil. My dad's reading what he says is his latest one, Legacy of War, at the moment and was going on earlier about how even though it's set in Africa, it mentions the Cadbury family and Bournville in Birmingham (he worked for Cadbury).
Not sure how much of the actual writing he is doing now days, they are all written with co authors and they seem to be really banging them out. Almost as if they want to get their money's worth before he dies. He'll be 90 in a couple of years.
 

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Not sure how much of the actual writing he is doing now days, they are all written with co authors and they seem to be really banging them out. Almost as if they want to get their money's worth before he dies. He'll be 90 in a couple of years.
All I know is that my dad seems to really like them and will often pick one up from a charity shop or car boot and then realise he's already read it. :LOL:He says, as with the other authors I mentioned, they're usually similar books to each other but a good read.
 

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All I know is that my dad seems to really like them and will often pick one up from a charity shop or car boot and then realise he's already read it. :LOL:He says, as with the other authors I mentioned, they're usually similar books to each other but a good read.
I've got a list of the ones I still need, I will get around to ordering them from Amazon, not new paper backs, but originals, that sell.
 

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I've ran out of noirs to watch. Watching Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend with my sister at the moment (half way through watching it two goes) and it's alright but not a 10/10 gripping film. It seems there's only average ones left to watch if any at all.

My dad has moved on to David Baldacci books now.
 

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Try a parody called "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"
 

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Try a parody called "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"
This looks pretty good actually! I hadn't heard of it but Miklos Rozsa scoring and a famous lot of actors in the archive footage from the sounds of the wiki page. It's probably quite easy to parody the genre, a lot of film students seem to knock up similar little videos and put them on YouTube.
 
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