Film Noir & Nolan

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Since Nolan's films are heavily influenced by the conventions of film noir such as themes and styles etc. I wanted to know what everyone's favorite noir is and why?

I guess I'll be cliche and say Double Indemnity has to be one. Use of lighting, anti-structure story design with a shifting protagonist etc. and Scorsese's Shutter Island was brilliant with elaborate visual style, unstable characterization of the female, use of flashbacks.

I also think that Leo's character in Shutter Island can be closely compared to Cobb in Inception in respect to the fact that both of them are forever haunted by the memory of their wives.

Thanks guys :)

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I see Casino Royale as a noir film. (don't tell anyone I said that :shh:)

In fact, if there were one movie I wish Nolan had directed, it would have been Casino Royale, the story and the themes represented are all very Nolanesque.

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Cilogy wrote:I see Casino Royale as a noir film. (don't tell anyone I said that :shh:)

In fact, if there were one movie I wish Nolan had directed, it would have been Casino Royale, the story and the themes represented are all very Nolanesque.
who knows
maybe Nolan will do a 007 film

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Blade Runner

That's the first one that popped into my mind.

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Cilogy wrote:I see Casino Royale as a noir film. (don't tell anyone I said that :shh:)

In fact, if there were one movie I wish Nolan had directed, it would have been Casino Royale, the story and the themes represented are all very Nolanesque.
I haven't seen it, yet i have some royale playing cards... don't judge me :oops: downloading it now will report back tomorrow after zzz :thumbup:

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MrG wrote:Blade Runner

That's the first one that popped into my mind.
blade runner is a wicked film

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Blade Runner is the epitome of Sci-Fi Noir, from a look, feel and score point of view. It's no surprise this film has a heavy influence on Nolan.

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Sin City - That's the movie that defines Neo-noir for me. Black and White / Lighting / Cinematography / Characters / Plot

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Favorite is Blade Runner, because it combines Science Fiction with Noir. It also has what is to me, one of the greatest, if not the greatest scores in movie history.

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soundgirl wrote:
Cilogy wrote:I see Casino Royale as a noir film. (don't tell anyone I said that :shh:)

In fact, if there were one movie I wish Nolan had directed, it would have been Casino Royale, the story and the themes represented are all very Nolanesque.
I haven't seen it, yet i have some royale playing cards... don't judge me :oops: downloading it now will report back tomorrow after zzz :thumbup:
So how was it?

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