Saturday, April 30, 2016

Announcing the Film Noir Blogathon Aug. 12-14

Attn:  The actual Blogathon link page is here if you want to check out the entries that have been posted.  Thanks!


Announcing the
Film Noir Blogathon!



hosted by The Midnite Drive-In





"Down these mean streets a man must go..."  Those words, penned by Raymond Chandler, serve as a backdrop to what I consider one of the best genres of cinema.  Film noir.  The term is French for dark film or black film.  It was coined by French critic Nino Frank to refer to (mostly) American films of the late 40's and 50's which shared a common denominator of characters with "cynical attitudes and sexual motivations" (quote from wikipedia article on "film noir").



I have always explained to others that in film noir even the good guys are not exactly saints.  No good guys in white cowboy hats, these.  Sam Spade was willing to do whatever was necessary, within reason, to avenge his partner's death in The Maltese Falcon.  Sometimes people are caught up in circumstances beyond their control and have to  do things the average person would hesitate to do.

If you are familiar with film noir, you know exactly what I mean.  Movies like Double IndemnityThe Postman Always Rings TwiceSunset BoulevardKey Largo: these were the typical film noir movies of the day.  Film noir movies were typically filmed in black and white and made extensive uses of shadows to highlight the film's theme.  The classic film noir period ran from about 1940-1959.  The movie that is usually acknowledged as the first film noir is Stranger on the Third Floor which was released in August of 1940 (hence the date of this blogathon.  It's kismet.)




For this blogathon you are encouraged to pick a film noir movie and write about it for your blog.  If you need suggestions, any movie in this link will most definitely be approved.  Film Noir  I would prefer to keep it in the classic noir category, but for those few who write on classic silent movies who would like to join the fun, there are a few proto-noir titles, (see the "precursors" section of the above link). If you think you can make a case for a particular silent film, then have at it.   Neo-noir movies will be allowed, but please, please try to find a classic one that appeals to you first.  



There are enough movies to go around, so please only one entrant per movie.  A remake is acceptable, however.  


How to enter this blogathon

Step 1:  Pick your movie (or movies) and post a message on this link.  Be sure to post your blog address in the message, since I may not be able to find it otherwise. 

Step 2:  Take a banner from below and link your blog to this post so others can join.    (Note:  I would like to profusely thank Connie over at Silver Scenes for her help in creating these banners.  Without her help, this would have been a dull blogathon indeed.  Visit her website frequently and often. ) 

Step 3:  Write your blog entry then message me again with the link so that I can counter-link to your blog from here.  You can write early, but I will only post links after the blogathon starts.

Step 4:  Have fun!

Quiggy













The Film Noir Blogathon Roll Call:

The Midnite Drive-In:  D.O.A. (1950) and The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
4 Star Films:  The Set-Up (1949)
Angelman's Place:  Gilda (1946)
"Anna, Look!"  Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Back to Golden Days:  Double Indemnity (1944)
BNoirDetour:  The Walking Hills (1949) and The Capture (1950)
Cabdrivers and Coffeepots:  The Lodger (1944)
Caftan Woman:  New York Confidential (1955)
Cinema Cities:  Kansas City Confidential (1952) and 99 River Street (1953)
Cinema Monolith:  Armored Car Robbery (1950)
Cinematic Frontier:  Suspicion (1941)
Cinematic Scribblings:  Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Crítica Retrô:  The Reign of Terror (1949)
Defiant Success:  In Cold Blood (1966)
Define Dancing:  The Killers (1946) and The Killers (1964)
The Flapper Dame:  Laura (1944)
Great Old Movies:  The Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)
Hamlette's Soliloquy:  The Blue Dahlia (1946) and The Glass Key (1942)
It Came From the Man Cave:  Christmas Holiday (1944) and Jail Bait (1954)
L.A. Explorer:  The Big Heat (1953)
Little Bits of Classics:  Sunset Boulevard (1950)
The Lonely Critic:  M (1931)
Meredy.com:  The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Meredy.com:  The Stranger (1946)
Mildred's Fatburgers:  The Small Back Room (1949)
Moon in Gemini:  High Sierra (1941) and After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Movie Movie Blog Blog:  Cry of the City (1948)
Ms Lake:  Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict:  Criss Cross (1949)
Noirish:  Return from the Ashes (1965)
Old Hollywood Films:  Leaver Her to Heaven (1945)
The Old Hollywood Garden:  The Big Combo (1955)
Once Upon a Screen:  Pickup on South Street (1953)
Outspoken and Freckled:  Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies:  Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies:  Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Pop Culture Reverie:  Somewhere in the Night (1946)
Radiator Heaven:  The Big Sleep (1946)
Realweegiemidget Reviews:  John Wick (2014)
Shadows and Satin:  The Damned Don't Cry! (1950)
Silver Scenes:  My Name is Julia Ross (1945)
Silver Scenes:  Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Silver Screenings:  He Ran All the Way (1951)
Sleepwalking in Hollywood:  Niagara (1953)
Sometimes They Go to Eleven:  Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Straw Cats:  Specter of the Rose (1946) 
Straw Cats:  Dementia (1955)
Thoughts All Sorts:  Memento (2000)
Vienna's Classic Hollywood:  The Enforcer (1951)
The Wonderful World of Cinema:  White Heat (1949)
Wide Screen World:  The Naked City (1948)
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest:  The Prowler (1951)

Update:  Response to this has been overwhelming and more than for which I could have hoped.  For your convenience (and mine) below is an alphabetical listing of the movies so far claimed.

99 River Street (1953)
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Armored Car Robbery (1950)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Big Combo, The (1955)
Big Sleep, The (1946)
Blue Dahlia, The (1946)
Capture, The (1950)
Christmas Holiday (1944)
Criss Cross (1949)
Cry of the City (1948)
D.O.A. (1950)
Damned Don't Cry!, The (1950)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Dementia (1955)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Enforcer, The (1951)
Framed (1947)
Gilda (1946)
Glass Key, The (1942)
He Ran All the Way (1951)
High Sierra (1941)
Hitch-Hiker, The (1953)
In Cold Blood (1966)
Jail Bait (1954)
John Wick (2014)
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Killers, The (1946)
Killers, The (1964)
Laura (1944)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Lodger, The (1944)
M (1931)
Memento (2000)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
My Name is Julia Ross (1945)
Naked City. The (1948)
New York Confidential (1955)
Niagara (1953)
Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Prowler, The (1951)
Reign of Terror, The (1949)
Return from the Ashes (1965)
Set-Up, The (1949)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Small Back Room, The (1949)
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Strange Love of Martha Ivers, The (1946)
Stranger, The (1946)
Sudden Fear (1952)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Suspicion (1941)
Treasure of Monte Cristo, The (1949)
Walking Hills, The (1949)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
White Heat (1949)

188 comments:

  1. I claim firsties with D.O.A. and The Hitch-hiker, two great Edmond O'Brien noirs.

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  2. Dibs on Specter of the Rose (1946) and Dementia (1955)! Time to rewrite that damn noir canon.

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    1. I look forward to reading your canon rewrite!

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    2. I went back and edited my post for future entries. Please. Do me a favor and put a link to your webpage. Thanks.

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    3. Apologies!
      https://medium.com/@StrawCats

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    4. Quiggy, would you be able to edit our entry so that Specter of the Rose and Dementia will be under two separate posts, and not together? I know you said you won't post any entries until the start date, but we just put up the Dementia entry:

      https://medium.com/@StrawCats/rewriting-the-noir-canon-step-1-toss-it-out-15e6551f5a60#.pgug70vji

      Let me know if I didn't follow the format correctly. Thanks a bunch!

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    5. What format? The only real rule was you do something on a movie (considered to be) film noir. I don't hamstring a writer's creativity in anyway. What you chose to do with the movie after you picked it is entirely up to you. I'll fix the list. But I won't be linking it until the actual date of the blogathon. Thanks for entering early however.

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    6. > What format?

      Just making sure that I linked to your site with the banner the way you want it.

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  3. I'd love to join in. My blog is BNoirDetour.wordpress.com and I'd like to write for your blogathon on something a little different: director John Sturges and the Noir Western (The Capture and The Walking Hills). Ok with you?

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    1. I'd love to finally see some good, substantial writing on noir westerns. There seem to be a good deal of them, and I've only really seen Anthony Mann's, and a handful of others.

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    2. I can't promise substantial writing, but I'll do my best.

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    3. Both are OK. Thanks. Got them listed now.

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  4. Sounds thrilling, Quiggy! Put us down for two titles : My Name is Julia Ross ( 1945 ) and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt ( 1956 )...although I'm sure we'll write some other noir-themed posts before August. Thanks for plugging our website!

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    1. It's a lock. Haven't seen Julia Ross, but Reasonable Doubt for sure is a great pick.n

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  5. I'd like to write about my the only film-noir that practically moved me to tears, Cry of the City with Victor Mature. My blog is MovieMovieBlogBlog.wordpress.com.

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    1. Good choice. I'll have it listed shortly.

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  6. Like many noir characters, I'm going to hate myself in the morning, but I really, really want to write about both classic and neo-noir. So put me down for:

    High Sierra (1941)
    After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

    My blog is Moon in Gemini: https://debravega.wordpress.com/

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    1. I keep expecting that anybody who picks two will do as I do and combine them into one post, the prejudice of my double feature theme... You can have both, for sure, but if you are going to do separate entries please let me know so i can adjust the blog roll to reflect it, like I did for the Metzinger Sisters. (I know they are going to do two separate entries so I adjusted accordingly already. :-D)

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    2. Now that I think about it, I inadvertently picked two movies with some common themes, including two noir protagonists who have uncommon romantic outlooks. So I'll combine them into one post!

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  7. I'd like to tackle Hitchcock's Suspicion.
    My blog is the Cinematic Frontier (https://cinematicfrontier.wordpress.com).

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  8. Big coincidence as I just came across this blogathon after I announced my latest blogathon which starts a day after this.

    I would like to do two films. Two separate posts. Could I do "Elevator To The Gallows"? An international Film Noir? I haven't decided on my second topic yet, but I will get back to you when I do.

    Oh, and before I forget, here's the link to my latest blogathon. I would love for you to participate.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/announcing-the-second-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/

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    1. Bon choix. I'll add it to the roll and await the second choice.

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  9. I'd like to write about two films that Phil Karlson and John Payne collaborated on together, Kansas City Confidential and 99 River Street.

    My blog Cinema Cities can be found here: cinemacities.wordpress.com

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    1. THanks for entering. As soon as I look up the years I'll add it to the toll. Saw KC confidential years ago. Havent seen the other one.

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  10. Oh I'm so glad I saw this because I love film noirs! I'd like to write about White Heat. :) My blog is The Wonderful World of Cinema, and that's the URL:
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com

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    1. White Heat is one of the best of the lot. Thanks for joining and welcome.

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  11. Brilliant! I'd like to join please. Could I write about The Big Combo (1955)?

    My blog is https://theoldhollywoodgarden.wordpress.com/

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    1. It's yours. Thanks for joining.

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  12. What a great idea for a blogathon. I plan to do a write-up of THE BIG SLEEP (1946) for my blog, Radiator Heaven: http://rheaven.blogspot.com/

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    1. Got it on the list. Thanks for boarding this train.

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  13. Could I tackle "Memento" (2000) please?

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    1. oops - sorry, just re-read your announcement and see it is classics only. I'll find something else and let you know.

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    2. I added Mememnto. I am allowing neo-noir, just would prefer a classic one if I had my druthers. However there are several decent neo-noirs I'd welcome enthusiastically (just won't list them in hopes of keeping it classic...:-D)

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  14. Hi! I want to write about the historical noir The Reign of Terror, from 1949. Is it accepted?
    I'm Le from the blog Critica Retro.
    Cheers!

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    1. You can have it. I didn't even realize there was such a thing as historical noir... Thanks for joining.

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    2. Reign of Terror is crazy good. You may also want to check out The Tall Target, another Anthony Mann historical noir that'a also a western...about an assassination attempt on Lincoln.

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  15. Hi! If available I'd like to contribute something on PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953) or KISS ME DEADLY (1955) - whichever is available.

    Thanks!

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen
    @CitizenScreen

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    1. You can have your choice. One (or both, but if you go both let me know if you plan on doing them as one or separate ones.) Also is those going on your Once Upon A Screen blog?

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  16. Yes, Once Upon a Screen. Put me down for SOUTH STREET right now and I'll let you know if I can do the other one.

    Thanks!

    Aurora

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  17. Ok. I've finally decided on two choices, and have decided against "Elevator To The Gallows", so take that off the list. Instead I would like to write about two Joan Crawford Film Noirs: Mildred Pierce ( 1945 ) and Sudden Fear ( 1952 ). So put me down for those two in two separate posts.

    My blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

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    1. Joan Crawford is a film noir movie even unto herself... :-D Got you down for those choices.

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  18. Quiggy, if Gilda (1946) isn't taken yet, I'd love to do that one...it's one of my all-time faves.

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    1. Gilda can be yours. Surprisingly the only part of Gilda I have seen, as yet, is the clip they used in The Shawshank Redemption.

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  19. Awesome, Quiggy, and I think it's a film you'll love--dark and passionate story of love--and hate!

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  20. Hi! If "Double Indemnity" (1944) is still available, I'd like to write about that one.

    My blog: Back to Golden Days (http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/)

    Thanks.

    -Cátia.

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    1. Surprisingly no one has yet claimed it. you got it.

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  21. Hi, Quiggy! May I please write about The Strange Love of Martha Ivers?

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    1. Cool. I did that one as part of a double feature for a Barbara Stanwyck blogathon earlier this year. Coincidentally paired with Double Indemnity which someone else claimed just before you in the comments...

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    2. Thanks, Quiggy. I'd like to write about another film. Has anyone claimed The Stranger?

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    3. Do you want to do it as a double feature or as two separate posts?

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    4. Two separate posts. Is that ok?

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  22. Hi, Read that John Wick (2014) is seen as neo-noir in Wiki, I can write abut that if you think it's eligible x My site is https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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  23. That link isn't working yet. I'll try later. But you can have the title.

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  24. Was the above message for me, btw here's the link again.. tell me if it works, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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    1. It was a problem at the source but its working now.

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  25. I can't resist film-noir (don't even try). I'd like to offer something up on "New York Confidential" (1955) for the blogathon.

    http://www.caftanwoman.com/

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    1. At first glance I thought you picked Kansas City Confidential, which had already been snagged... OK you got this one. Thanks for joining.

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    2. Hooray! (Confidentially speaking.)

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  26. I would like to write about "Nobody Lives Forever" (1946). You're banners are so cool!!!!

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    1. My blog is http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/

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    2. Could I also write about "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982)? It's a sort of homage/parody of Noir.

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    3. The banners you have to give Connie @ Silver Scenes credit. I got you down for both as separate blog entries. If you decide you want to combine them let me know. I was kind of hoping someone would do DMDWP. I'm going to do it as a precursor to the blogathon later, but it works for me. That was the one that sparked my interest in classic film noir as I tried to watch every movie referenced in the film.

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    4. It's one I've been wanting to write about for a while but the right opportunity just hadn't come up till now :)

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  27. Hello I'm Emily from the Flapper Dame https://theflapperdamefilm.wordpress.com/
    I would Love to write about Laura (1944) please!!

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  28. Hi, I love this idea. I'd like to join up with Shadow of a Doubt, my all time fave Hitchcock movie or Out of the Past, whichever is available. I blog about movies and lots of other stuff at MsLake.me Thanks!

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    1. Both are available. I'll put you down for the first one. If you decide on doing both and the second one hasn't been taken by then let me know.

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  29. Could I do SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT?

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    1. OK, I need a link to your blog to add it to the roll, though.

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    2. Robin's blog is Pop Culture Reverie. https://popculturereverie.wordpress.com/

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  30. Hi Quiggy! I'd like to write about the 1946 and 1964 versions of The Killers. My blog is Define Dancing and the url is simoa-writes.blogspot.com

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    1. Got you down fr it. Thanks for joining.

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  31. Hope I'm not too late to jump in! I'd like to do "He Ran All the Wau" (1951), with John Garfield. This is me: https://silverscreenings.org

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    1. It's still two months away before I even THINK about a cutoff date... You got it. I added it to the roll. Welcome to the night side.

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  32. I'm utterly surprised no one has taken Sunset Blvd. yet, so I'd like to go for it. I haven't seen it before so this will be the perfect opportunity! My blog URL is littlebitsofclassics.wordpress.com - See you in August!

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    1. There are two ways of looking at it. One is everybody else figured they had already done Sunset Blvd. enough they didn't want to rehash it. The other is they all knew you would eventually join and saved it just for you. (I'd go with the latter...)

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    2. That's nice of you to say so! I hope I can write something new about it :)

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  33. Hello, I would like to write about Leave Her To Heaven for my blog, Old Hollywood Films, if no one has snagged it yet.

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    1. My internet was down all day yesterday. I'll post it up today. Welcome to the club.

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  34. Can't wait to read that. I love that movie! How many noirs have ever given the femme Fatale a motivation so challenging that it calls her whole status as such into question? What a rough movie.

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  35. Could I possibly do Shoot the Piano Player? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!

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    1. Duly noted. Welcome to the club.

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  36. Can I do The Damned Don't Cry? (www.shadowsandsatin.wordpress.com)

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  37. Hi! New to your blog, followed a link from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. I adore noir -- I'd love to write about The Blue Dahlia (1946) and The Glass Key (1942), an Alan Ladd double feature if you will :-) My blog is Hamlette's Soliloquy.

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    1. The Glass Key is one I've been trying to find ever since I saw Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. (I'm still trying to find all those movies Martin and Co. used in their great neo noir comedy... You can have both./

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    2. Thanks! Yeah, The Glass Key is finally available via Amazon and their "vault classics" programs. I haven't seen Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid since college, but every now and then I'll be watching a new-to-me-noir and go, "HEY! I know this bit!" thanks to it :-)

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    3. I found a film noir collection on amazon. (I rarely buy new, most of my collection came from Half Price Books, a Texas based used book and movie chain). But I gotta have this one... 10 movies for $60...

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  38. May I write about In Cold Blood please? I'm Anna of Defiant Success (http://movienut14.blogspot.com).

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    1. Welcome to the dark side of the theater indeed... good choice.

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  39. Hi there! Could I write about Criss Cross if that's still open? I've been dying to see it and this looks like the perfect opportunity! My URL is annsblyth.wordpress.com and the title is Musings of A Classic Film Addict! Thank you!

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    1. Considering that's one of the banner movies that Connie made for me, I would have thought it might have been snagged. But it hasn't. You can have it.

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    2. I noticed and was wondering the same thing! I'll definitely be putting that one on my sidebar. Thank you!

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  40. Hello! Can I write about Niagara, with The Lady from Shanghai as my second choice (but not both)? I'm at deanclift.wordpress.com with the title Sleepwalking in Hollywood.

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    1. There's nothing there. Is this a new blog? Or did you accidentally give me the wrong address? I'll add it anyway to bookmark the spot, but let me know.

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    2. Hey there! It's a new blog. Sorry, I'm in a bit of a catch-22, I haven't made a post yet because I wanted to join a blogathon and write in it first. Thank you for letting me join!

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    3. No problem. This blog was re-inaugurated after 4 years dormancy because I kept seeing blogathons I wanted to join.

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  41. Hi! May I write about THE SMALL BACK ROOM (HOUR OF GLORY) 1949 Powell & Pressburger noir? I'm Mildred's Fatburgers at www.mildredsfatburgers.com

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    1. OK. To save room I'll only log it under one title, though...:-D

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    2. Thanks! I think The Small Back Room is the British title, no preference on my end.

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  42. Hello, I would be interested in writing on the Set-Up (1949) if it is still available! Thank you.
    fourstarfilmfan.wordpress.com

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  43. Hi,

    Can you put me down for Where the Sidewalk Ends please

    Giles
    Sometimes They Go to Eleven

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    1. Oh good! I was hoping someone would review that.

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    2. You got it. Thanks for joining the parade.

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  44. Put me down for THE NAKED CITY.
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome to the parade Will look forward to your entry.

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  45. Would love to jump in on this with the movies
    Christmas Holiday 1944 and
    Jail Bait 1954

    Bob from It Came From The Man Cave!
    www.mda4life.blogspot.com

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    1. You can have them both. I don't eny you trying to attack Jail Bait...

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  46. If it's cool, I'd like to review 'Armored Car Robbery' for your noir blogathon. I'm Todd at Cinema Monolith (cinemamonolith.wordpress.com). Thanks!

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    1. Wow. A Richard Fleisher pic I haven't seen... OK, it's yours.

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  47. Hi, I'd love to participate and write about a tight little noir I watched a couple months ago, found it on Youtube, it's called Framed. Made in 1947, stars a young Glenn Ford as the hero and Janis Carter as the femme fatale.

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    1. OK, all I need is a website for your blog to add it to the roll call.

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  48. Hi, I'd like to do a blog on M (1931) if that is still available. If not, I'd like The Killing (1956) to be my secondary pick.

    http://lonelycritic.blogspot.com/

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    1. M is a great proto-noir. `I'll put you down for that.

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  49. I'd like to write about The Big Heat for LA Explorer. http://la-explorer.com

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    1. I was wondering when someone was going to get around to that one. Welcome to the show.

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  50. I would love to review THE PROWLER if not taken?
    wolffian classics movies digest(https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/)

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    1. That one is yours. Truth is, I never heard of it until now... With Dalton Trumbo involved in the screenplay, it must be pretty good though.

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  51. If not too late, (and I don't believe I saw this film on your 'taken' list) may I write about MURDER, MY SWEET? (1944)? My blog: Outspoken & Freckled at http://kelleepratt.com & twitter: @IrishJayhawk66- Thanks!! ... Kellee

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    1. I'd say August 15th is too late LOL... Otherwise, I still haven't set a cutoff date, and I probably won't... You can have this one.

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  52. Hi, I'd like to review The Lodger (1944), if I may. It's a historic setting, but there seems to be a consensus that it's film noir. just let me know. Thanks!
    http://cabdriversandcoffeepots.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haven't seen it, but from the description on wikipedia it sounds like it has elements of noir. You are in. Thanks for joining.

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  53. Hi there,

    Here's my blogathon entry -sorry bit early but will be away for a wee while in August and unsure when will get online.

    https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/johnwick/

    Gill

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    1. When I do the first day's update I'll link it. Thx.

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  54. I'd love to write about 'Sorry, Wrong Number' if that's OK. My blog is http://zummer.blogspot.co.uk, and the title is Anna, Look!.

    Thanks for hosting this!

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  55. Here's my link for the blogathon, not sure if will have access to internet then, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/johnwick/

    love Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews

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  56. Hope I'm not too late. Can I do THE ENFORCER?
    My blog is Vienna's Classic Hollywood (http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com
    This looks like an awesome list for noir lovers. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Had to research to find that one. The only "The Enforcer" title that I knew was the Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" output. I only knew it by its alternate title "Murder, Inc." (which is odd since I am an American and "Murder Inc." is the British title). I'll get you added to the list.

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  57. Hi. I hate to do this, but I'm afraid I won't be able to submit my entry for this event. I started it, but PICKUP deserves more time than I can give it in the next few days between co-hosting a blogathon myself and going to a film festival.

    Congratulations on the turn out. Noir always gets the best people out so I can't wait to visit and read the entries. Again, my apologies. I was really looking forward to this.

    Aurora
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    Once Upon a Screen

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  58. The Enforcer I'm reviewing is the 1951 Humphrey Bogart film.
    Thanks for adding me .
    Vienna
    Vienna's Classic Hollywood

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    1. My post is now live at http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/the-enforcer-1951
      Vienna's Classic Hollywood

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  59. Better early than never! My blogathon post is now live at: https://moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/cry-of-the-city-1948-as-intelligent-and-beautiful-as-film-noir-gets/

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  60. I'm early, too, Quiggy, I have been crazy busy and didn't want to miss it!! Here's my link:
    http://angelman.blogspot.com/2016/08/Gilda-1946.html

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    1. Great. As you can see I've had a heavy schedule this week. What I get for signing up for so many blogathons... I'll add this one to the list. If you are up Friday by 7am your time, it should be posted by then. (The bloglist post. My entry will be done Saturday, if I'm lucky...)

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  61. Yikes! I've only just learned about this blogathon. Could I volunteer for the UK noir Return from the Ashes (1965) on my site Noirish on Saturday?

    It's perhaps a tad borderline, but I'd say it's very much more noir than not. (Trouble is, what with the encyclopedia and the site, I've already covered the obvious smack-in-the-middle-of-the-genre noir classics.)

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  62. Hey! I messaged you on Facebook with regards to the blogathon. :)

    Carol (The Old Hollywood Garden)

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    1. Are you sure it was the right Quiggy? I don't show anything on FB in my account.

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    2. Yes, it was the same photo. Doesn't matter, I'll upload my post now :)

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    3. Don't have any idea why I didn't get it. Sorry.

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  63. "Treasure of Monte Cristo" -- despite its title this is film noir set in the forties when it was released.

    Great Old Movies: http:/greatoldmovies.blogspot.com

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    1. Don't know that one at all, but since the IMdB page for it has it linked to a DVD title called "Forgotten Noir" I think we can allow it. good writing to you.

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    2. Here's a link to my post on "Treasure of Monte Cristo:" http://greatoldmovies.blogspot.com/2016/08/treasure-of-monte-cristo.html

      Many thanks!

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    3. Got it posted. Thanks for participating.

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  64. My Blogathon post is now live at http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/the-enforcer-1951
    Thank you
    Vienna's Classic Hollywood

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  65. My post is up: https://bnoirdetour.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/noir-and-the-western-john-sturges/

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  66. Hey Quiggy! Our first post is up : http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/my-name-is-julia-ross-1945.html ( My Name is Julia Ross ) and our second will follow soon....but darn, I was hoping to write about a bunch of film noirs over the summer and the time just flew by. Looks like you have a great turnout regardless. :-)

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    1. If the follow through matches the signup, this will go down in history as my biggest blogathon, I'm sure. I certainly don't foresee being able to come up with another as intriguing... Thanks for your participation and especially for the banners.

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  67. Hello! I just uploaded my take on He Ran All the Way: https://silverscreenings.org/2016/08/11/john-garfield-film-in-a-dangerous-time/
    Really looking forward to this!

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  68. Hello! :D

    Here's my post about The Big Combo (1955)

    https://theoldhollywoodgarden.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/the-big-combo-1955/

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  69. Online over at Caftan Woman's place: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2016/08/the-film-noir-blogathon-new-york.html

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  70. My post on Leave Her To Heaven for Old Hollywood Films is ready to go

    http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2016/08/leave-her-to-heaven.html

    Thanks for hosting!

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  71. Hi Quiggy! My post for 'Armored Car Robbery' is up! My main page is here (https://cinemamonolith.wordpress.com/) and my actual review page is here (https://cinemamonolith.wordpress.com/zz-reviews/armored-car-robbery-1950/); whichever one you'd rather link to is OK with me! Thanks for putting on a good show!

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    1. I prefer to link directly to the post, that way 2 or 3 months down the line, if someone wants to read it they don't have to call out search party. :-) Thanks for participating.

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  72. Here's my post on Return from the Ashes (1965): https://noirencyclopedia.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/return-from-the-ashes-1965/

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  73. Hi there! Here's my post about Criss Cross (1949), and thank you so much for allowing me to participate: https://annsblyth.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/the-film-noir-blogathon-my-analysis-of-criss-cross-1949/

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  74. https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/the-prowler/my review for the event. thanks so much for hosting this wonderful event.

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  75. Hi Quiggy~ my post on MURDER, MY SWEET (1944) is up! https://kelleepratt.com/2016/08/14/the-black-pools-of-noir-in-murder-my-sweet-1944/

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  76. So if I'm late, but my post on M is up
    http://lonelycritic.blogspot.com/2016/08/m-1931.html

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    1. Almost missed adding it because when I was speed scanning replies I saw you had replied to your own post and I thought it was one I'd already replied to and updated... :-D Its on the list now.

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  77. Here's my post - http://la-explorer.com/spotlight-big-heat/

    Thanks for hosting!

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  78. Here's my entry! http://movienut14.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-film-noir-blogathon.html

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  79. Oh my goodness...I owe you a huge apology....I had put myself down for Memento...and absolutely totally forgot. I am sooooooo embarrassed. I can't get over it...I'm so, so, sorry. Only just saw it now when I had another look through the Blogathon...sorry...

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    1. You can still submit it if you want. I don't care about time limits. That was just the basic window for opportunity.

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