Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Films

Date: 22 Aug 2003

Here are my Top 10, in chronological order. Probably few surprises here, since I'm such a hidebound, unbending traditionlist.

THE MALTESE FALCON, b/o the novel by Dashiell Hammett

MURDER, MY SWEET, b/o the novel FAREWELL, MY LOVELY by Raymond Chandler

THE KILLERS, b/o the short story by Ernest Hemingway

THE BIG SLEEP, b/o the novel by Chandler

CROSSFIRE, b/o the novel THE BRICK FOXHOLE by Richard Brooks

T-MEN, original screenplay

HE WALKED BY NIGHT, original screenplay

THE BIG HEAT, b/o the novel by William McGivern

TOUCH OF EVIL, b/o the novel by Whit Masterson

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, b/o the novel by Richard Condon


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