Re: RARA-AVIS: Kiss Me Deadly

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 08 Dec 2007

--- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> --- jacquesdebierue <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> There are
> > plenty of examples of great over the top noir and
> > also great examples
> > of very spare noir.
> *****************************************************
> When I keyed my last comment I was just trying to
> think of examples of subtle noir. It seems to me noir
> has to verge on melodrama to BE noir. What examples of
> subtle noir can you think of?

Coppola's _The Conversation_, Antonioni's _Blow Up_, Hellman's _The Shooting_, Boorman's _Point Blank_, Saura's _La Caza_ (his best film, too little known outside of Spain), Leconte's _The Man on the Train_, Polanski's _Knife in the Water_, Kubrick's _The Killing_, among many others. Some noirs are very cold, whereas others are superhot (like the great _White Heat_, which I mentioned jokingly earlier).



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