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    I'm just getting in to both these genres can I have your recommendations please?

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    Here are a few Film Noir gems to get you started: Double Indemnity, Out of the Past, Asphalt Jungle, The Narrow Margin (1952), Laura, The Killing, The Big Clock, Strangers on a Train, Pickup on South Street, The Bi Heat, The Big Sleep (Bogart).

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    name='Mel Darke']I'm just getting in to both these genres can I have your recommendations please?
    As this is the BritMovie Forum will you allow some British Noir?



    Try The Small Back Room (1949) or Contraband (1940)



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    Gothics? Hammer's DRACULA has to be the ultimate. CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE MUMMY complete a classic triumverate...



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    If you want gothic horror and film noir at the same time:



    The Cat People (1942)

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    Sleepy Hollow, Kenneth Branaughs Frankinstein, and althlough not a horrror Wuthering heights with Laurence Olivier has a great Gothic feel.



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    noir



    Kiss me deadly 1955

    The criminal 1960

    Brighton Rock 1948

    The seige of Pinchgut1958

    The frightened city 1961

    City of the dead 1961



    Goth?? in gorgous colour

    Masque of the red death 1964

    (Vincent Price a lazy old ham in Hollywood comes to the UK and gives the first of his compelling and memorable performances)



    The fearless vampire killers 1967

    (dark comedy where Sharon Tate through fate and no fault of her own adds a strange atmosphere)

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    " City of the dead 1961" with Christopher Lee ??



    I saw it for the first time about a month ago, lots of foggy scenes, I enjoyed it, there's a real frightening atmosphere

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    name='moonfleet']" City of the dead 1961" with Christopher Lee ??



    I saw it for the first time about a month ago, lots of foggy scenes, I enjoyed it, there's a real frightening atmosphere


    directed by a very own John Lewellyn Moxey on this forum.



    I thought Patrica Jessel really kicked ass on that film

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    Three more American unmissables;



    Nightmare Alley



    Kiss of Death



    Clash By Night - best smoking ever.



    Start with Kiss of Death ...

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    Kiss of Evil

    I See a Dark Stranger

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    For a bit of Noir try Detour (1945) and Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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    name='moonfleet']" City of the dead 1961" with Christopher Lee ??



    I saw it for the first time about a month ago, lots of foggy scenes, I enjoyed it, there's a real frightening atmosphere


    Glad you enjoyed it, it is one of my favorites, one of those movies I can still enjoy even after seeing it for the umpteenth time. It really is a timeless horror film.

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    For US Noir (in addition to all the excellent recommendations so far):



    THE STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (Boris Ingster 1940)

    THE MALTESE FALCON (John Huston 1941)

    THIS GUN FOR HIRE (Frank Tuttle 1942)

    THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (Orson Welles 1946-48)

    GUN CRAZY (Joseph H. Lewis 1949)

    THE BIG COMBO (Joseph H. Lewis 1955)

    and above all, Welles' delirious, terminal noir, TOUCH OF EVIL (1958)



    There are dozens more....



    GB Noir is also a rich seam: BRIGHTON ROCK, of course, but both ODD MAN OUT (Carol Reed 1947) and IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY (Robert Hamer 1947) have distinctly noirish elements - as does the peerless THIRD MAN (Carol Reed 1949). 1947 was obviously a particularly rich year for this sort of thing (one might speculate on the historical-sociological-economic-cultural reasons why....), as it was also the year of Cavalcanti's underrated THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE. In this sort of vein (albeit more B-movie in execution), I've also recently enjoyed STREET OF SHADOWS (Richard Vernon 1953)....



    Mind you, the ur-text of Noir is arguably German: Fritz Lang's brilliant M (1931).



    As for BritGothic (albeit directed by an American) - I've always had a particular soft spot for Roger Corman's 1964 version of THE TOMB OF LIGEIA....

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    Goth?? in gorgous colour

    Masque of the red death 1964

    (Vincent Price a lazy old ham in Hollywood comes to the UK and gives the first of his compelling and memorable performances)



    I say rubbish. He was anything but lazy in PIT AND THE PENDULUM and HOUSE OF USHER, delightfully tongue-and-cheek in THE TINGLER and HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL and proved his horror mettle in HOUSE OF WAX! And those are only his horror pictures.

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    That's going around here because of the way Price was depicted in the recently aired radio play about the filming of The Witchfinder General.

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    name='Arfur Teacake']directed by a very own John Lewellyn Moxey on this forum.





    I finally watched a J. L Moxey's !!

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    Also, maybe not 'gothic' for the purists but ..



    Bluebeard / E.G Ulmer /1944 whith an amazing John Carradine interpretating one of the first tourmented 'serial killer' in cinema.



    and for the Roger Corman / Vincent Price connection:



    The Tomb of Ligea / 1965



    The Haunted Palace / 1963




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    Yet another Film Noir must-see: DOA (1950) - A man has to find his own murderer, as the poison he has been given begins to work... (object of an OK but unnecessary remake in 1988 with Dennis Quaid).



    And have we really got this far without mentioning The Postman always Rings Twice?

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