14 January 2007

I’m a huge fan of film noir. Above is a still from “Dark Passage” which, in my estimation, is the best bogie/bacall flick and one of the best movies ever made.

I just saw this movie “Brick”. I downloaded it from bittorrent and watched simply because to the best of my knowledge it never played in this area. It was a stunning achievement in a relatively new category of Neo Teen Noir entertainment. I’m a big fan of Veronica Mars and this movie is somewhat in the same vein. It got me thinking back to my favorite noir movies, so I’ve complied a list of Noir movies that, if you’re a fan of Noir, you simply must see… If i’ve missed somthing, please feel free to drop me a line.

Pre 1970

  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  • Citizen Cane (1941)

  • Murder My Sweet (1944)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • White Heat (1949)
  • Key Largo (1948)
  • In A Lonely Place (1950)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Odds Against Tomorrow
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Dark Passage (1947)
  • The Glass Key (1942)
  • The Live By Night (1948)
  • The Naked City (1948)

Post 1970

  • Chinatown (1974)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • The Man who wasn’t there (2001)
  • Blood Simple (1984)

  • Brick (2006)
  • Road To Perdition (2002)