1000 Playwright Interviews The first interview I posted was on June 3, 2009. It was Jimmy Comtois. I decided I would start interview...
I am looking for film noir movies I can
watch--especially with a femme fatale who ends up
being the criminal the gumshoe is looking for. an
Oedipus type deal.
Damn, I figured you'd have Noir coming out your ears by now. Here are my favorites -- all obvious choices you've probably seen, but just in case:THE LAST SEDUCTIONDOUBLE INDEMNITYKISS ME DEADLYTOUCH OF EVIL
OH! And I'd call THE GRIFTERS neo-noir (so's THE LAST SEDUCTION), and it's great and overt with the oedipal....
You've probably seen 'em all, but:The Maltese Falcon is likely the ultimate example of "femme fatale turns out to be the criminal" (who killed his partner.)In the Big Sleep, the murderer turns out to be the femme fatale's sister (also sort of a femme fatale.) I recommend also reading the book if you use this, since the movie is incomprehensible without it.--- Ry
thanks you two! Very helpful.A
I created a film noir collage play last year that meant I watched over 200 noirs/neo-noirs in a very short time . . . some classic noirs not mentioned yet that are somewhat close to what you ask for . . .OUT OF THE PASTTHE KILLERS (1946 version)MILDRED PIERCENOCTURNECRISS CROSSCRY DANGERTHE LADY FROM SHANGHAIActually, of the anywhere from 400-800 films agreed on by Noir fanatics to be "real Noir," less than 20 involve a "gumshoe" of any kind, oddly enough.Other Noir favorites not mentioned and not necessarily what you're looking for, but highly recommended for an understanding of Classic Noir (1941-1958):DETOURTHIEVES' HIGHWAYRAW DEALFORCE OF EVILTHE BIG COMBOTHE SEVENTH VICTIMGUN CRAZYGILDATHE SET-UPLAURANeo-Noir -- and there are many great ones -- is a whole different huge territory, so I'll leave it at that for now.IWHGravesend
Oh, and my friend Henry wanted to leave a comment but couldn't figure out how and I told him I'd do it for him. He also recommends Falcon but also Diplomatic Courier.Oh, and I remembered The Third Man, which is also an obvious one, but essential movie-watching!Enjoyed the play! Yours was the highlight of the evening and well-done by the ensemble!
Thank you Kyle's friend Henry. And thank you Kyle for going to the show for me.And thank you Ian for that extensive list. I can't beleive you saw 200 films. Where did you find the time?I got some show to watch. Thank you all.
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