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Old 01-31-2007, 12:40 AM
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Anybody a fan?
Oh yeah, my favorite genre by far!!

I wish I could go to that festival, I saw Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face (Pre code not Noir) at The Castro a few years back when I drove up to pick up a Predicta, what a blast it was watching it with a very enthusiastic crowd!
better than MST3K

Every so often they try to do a modern Noir, just doesn't work in color though...

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:38 AM
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Every so often they try to do a modern Noir, just doesn't work in color though...
I'd say Chinatown and Blade Runner were exceptions.
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I'd say Chinatown and Blade Runner were exceptions.
L.A. Confidential too, guess there are some good ones I hadn't thought of.
Still I prefer my Noir in B&W.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:08 AM
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L.A. Confidential too, guess there are some good ones I hadn't thought of.
Still I prefer my Noir in B&W.
How did I forget that contemporary classic?

Anyway, your preference originates when noirs were the new genre on the block. The three color ones were all self-consciously film noirs; that is they were styling these films on something that had long past. Not a particularly important distinction, but perhaps an interesting one. B&W obviously adds to the dark atmosphere.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:29 PM
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That is a great flick. The ending sure startled me. Why do you think it couldn't be made again?
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:28 PM
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Because the ending was so...courageous. Hollywood doesn't have that kind of courage these days.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:46 PM
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I saw departed and it changed my opinion of DeCaprio - I believe he can act. .

Apparently you missed Gilbert Grape.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:39 PM
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Because the ending was so...courageous. Hollywood doesn't have that kind of courage these days.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:05 AM
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I've seen it. Didn't like it. Not even comparable.
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Also, you didn't mention Tom Hanks, the one current actor who I think could hold his own against the old timers.
I'll agree on Hanks.

No one has mentioned Naked Lunch, doubt that one could find a backer these days.

Also Once Upon A Time In The West comes to mind - You probably couldn't afford to cast it these days, everybody who was anybody at the time was in that one.

And while we're on westerns - Paint Your Wagon!! (Of course, the other question here is WHY would anyone want to remake the film, much less WOULD anyone remake the film.)
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I watched a piece of that myself the other night and thought some similar thoughts, but most about what an innocent age it was made in and how some/much of the material might not fly with today's audiences.
I think the film COULD be made as there is talent out there to do it, but financially it would be very demanding because the old school talent required would be megabucks.

I think a big part of the problem is that today's "stars" lack charm or charisma, certainly the younger ones. I mean where are our modern day Spencer Tracys, Cary Grants, Jimmy Stewarts, Humphery Bogarts, Gregory Pecks, Robert Mitchums, Jimmy Cagneys, Paul Newmans, Katherine Hepburns etc, etc, etc.
I'd have to say, Johnny Depp comes pretty darn close to being able to be the "universal actor", as in being able to handle most any role like Cary Grant, Jimmy Cagney and such.

Another one that (when given a good role) really shows up his craft, is Billy Bob Thornton. Check out "The Man That Wasn't There", if you think they really don't make film noir anymore. It's the real deal...

Another thumbs-up for Tim Robbins. His performance in "The Hudsucker Proxy" was, IMHO, as good as most any of the classic performances of any of the actors cited above, from earlier days!

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Another thumbs-up for Tim Robbins. His performance in "The Hudsucker Proxy" was, IMHO, as good as most any of the classic performances of any of the actors cited above, from earlier days!

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I too am a Robbins fan, my favorite being "The Player". The range of emotions he displays in it is wonderful.
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I think it doesn't make sense to give here examples of movies which couldn't be made because the technology wasn't as advanced as it is today. That's just bullshit. For that, why not start a similar thread, like "Cars that could never be made today" .

Anyway, as for morality stuff, I think that Chaplin's "The Dictator" couldn't be made today. It was pretty bold even for it's time.
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No one has mentioned Naked Lunch, doubt that one could find a backer these days.
Whoa - that was a weird one. Peter Weller typing into a talking beetle/typewriter, shooting his wife in the head, and breaking up an international "Mugwam Jizm" ring. What a head trip! Almost made me read beat writings...
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