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The most cliche noir?

martinsantos

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Can you name the noir movie (good or Z-grade) most fullfilled with all cliches related to the genre? Private eyes, femme fatales, expressionist photography dark streets and so on?
 

GHT

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The Big Sleep; Gilda; Out of the Past; The Reckless Moment; In a Lonely Place; Pickup on South Street; Kiss Me Deadly;Touch of Evil.

Touch of Evil has just about every cliche: Despair, paranoia, and nihilism; an atmosphere of claustrophobic entrapment; a nightmarish sense of loneliness and alienation; a purposelessness fostered in part by feelings of estrangement from one's own past even as one seems to driven to a compulsive confrontation with that past.
 

Harp

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The Big Sleep...

... has just about every cliche:
an atmosphere of claustrophobic entrapment....

Dorothy Malone locking the book shop door and rolling down the window shade. Opens a desk drawer.
Two cups, pours.

Dorothy Malone, a bottle of whiskey, locked inside a book shop.

For a repressed strict Irish Catholic studious nerd bookworm voracious reader,
it can never ever get any better this side of Heaven.
 
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GHT

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Dorothy Malone, a bottle of whiskey, locked inside a book shop.
For a repressed strict Irish Catholic studious nerd bookworm voracious reader,
it can never ever get any better this side of Heaven.
At thine next confession, thou shalt unburden thy guilt, thou shalt confess of thy fantasy and thou shalt probably have thine priest in need of confession.
malone.jpg
 

Harp

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At thine next confession, thou shalt unburden thy guilt, thou shalt confess of thy fantasy and thou shalt probably have thine priest in need of confession.


'Non pudet patrem, ego nunc stragulum Domini induo.'

First thing I learned in law school-know the facts of the case; and the applicable rule(s) of law.
And inchoate impurity of thought within the Sixth Commandment is subject to theologic contest,
while the quote above is available if a particlar Franciscan curmudgeon friar brays like a donkey
through the screen at St Peter's Church here in the Chicago loop.;)
 

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