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> Fine, classic films, both. What specific
> are you doing on
> pre-WWII film noir?
I'm looking into story line rather than say, cinematic
influences or any of that. It's odd that Ossessione is
usually referred to not as a noir film but as the film that
launched Italian Neo-Realism. I haven't seen the 1939 French
version of "Postman" yet but Visconti really blew my socks
off. What a great film. Funny thing is that as with "The
Bicycle Thief" I loved that flick but never really cared much
for anything De Sica did after that. Visconti's later work
isn't my favorite stuff either. So I wasn't expecting such a
great film. And La Bete Humaine is an incredible movie. Just
fabulous. The best railroad footage and acting and all shot
on location. What a noir masterpiece.
Got "Pepe LaMoko" slotted for today. And rummaging around
looking for other films from the time. Any suggestions?
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