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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-04-04 08:32 am   Permalink

Noir City: Hollywood, 15th Annual Festival Of Film Noir
Presented in collaboration with the Film Noir Foundation
April 5 - 21, 2013

The American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation return April 5 - 21 with the 15th annual Festival of Film Noir. Gumshoes, Shady Dames and Murderous mobsters converge for three weeks of dark tales of jaded gumshoes, femmes fatale and menacing heavies in gloriously gritty black and white. These evenings at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (plus a special program of 3-D noir at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica) round up the form's usual suspects as well as rarely screened gems, including the Foundation's new 35mm restorations of HIGH TIDE (1947), REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947) and TRY AND GET ME! (1950). Whether you're a noir novice or well-acquainted with this post-war demimonde of crime and (occasionally) punishment, Noir City is well worth a visit.

Series programmed by Eddie Muller, Alan K. Rode and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Like Film Noir Los Angeles on Facebook!

The complete list of films can be found here:
www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/noir-city-hollywood-15th-annual-festival-of-film-noir







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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-07 4:31 pm   Permalink

Some very good movies on TCM tonight
Starting at 5pm PST, 8pm EST

The Asphalt Jungle(1950)
Crossfire (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)

At 12:15am PST
Naked City (1948)

A nice mix of Hard boiled crime & Noir cinema.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-06-29 12:37 am   Permalink

First movie night at the Atomic Tiki Lounge & Theater this evening
with guests John-O, Doug Horne, Stacey "Happy Chi" AKA "Candy Snatcher" of the Ding Dong Devils
hosted by Jungle Ginger & myself.

After a BBQ dinner & cocktails

Tonight's Show: The high Def version of "Hell's Half Acre" from 1954

Synopsis: A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him. However, he escapes before she sees him, when he hears that his current girlfriend has been murdered. The wife searches the slum area of Honolulu known as Hell's Half Acre for him, he searches for his girlfriend's killer, and his gangland associates are looking for the two of them.

Directed by
John H. Auer

Writing credits
Steve Fisher

Cast (in credits order)
Wendell Corey ... Chet Chester

Evelyn Keyes ... Donna Williams

Elsa Lanchester ... Lida O'Reilly

Marie Windsor ... Rose
Nancy Gates ... Sally Lee
Leonard Strong ... Ippy
Jesse White ... Tubby Otis

Keye Luke ... Police Chief Dan
Philip Ahn ... Roger Kong
Robert Shield ... Frank
Clair Widenaar ... Jamison
Robert Costa ... 'Slim' Novak

Of note: Filmed in Waikiki and the Don the Beachcomber in Waikiki
Don the Beachcomber was the technical advisor
Cinematography by John L. Russell (Psycho)

Technical review: a restored version in hi-def cleaned up mono sound, grain from the original
film stock and a bit of flashing along the left edge of the screen
this is the same version recently screened at "Grauman's Chinese Theater" some weeks back
over all the best I have ever seen this movie.

I will now let John,Doug,Stacey add their thoughts......


 
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Zinctiki
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Posted: 2013-09-30 2:47 pm   Permalink

Well even though "Out of the Past" seems to straddle two genres, it gets my vote for best noir flick if only because of the cast. Mitchum invented cool long before McQueen inherited the mantle and Kirk Douglas was sharp as a tack. Jane Greer's sexy-turns-deadly narcissistic femme fatale is my all-time favorite in that role.

Just my 2 cents.

Also, I wonder how many bands could be described as "noir"? My #1 vote there would be the late great Mark Sandman and "Morphine". I'm trying desperately to fit their music into the home tiki cave. It's not really a bad fit actually.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spNffzYNWQE

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-12-27 2:55 pm   Permalink

If you have the TCM channel "Out of the Past" is on tonight at 6:45pm PST
This is one of the very best examples of Film Noir for those of you not that familiar
with the genre & a treat for those who are true fans.

Out of the Past (1947)

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Writer: Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas




 
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-06-16 5:24 pm   Permalink

On right now if you have the TCM channel

The premiere of some of Hammer Films Noir
(Yes! Hammer Films made Noir)

Starting with "Blackout" & later tonight "Man Bait", "Stolen Face", "The Unholy Four
ending with the controversial "Never Take Candy From a Stranger" (while not true Noir, still has the visual flair
of many Noir films)

These have not been televised here in the USA for a very long time (if at all for some of them)
and were just made available on Disc here as well.

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/










Check out this great website for more Noir
http://americanfilmnoir.com/afn.html

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TikiGoddess
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Posted: 2014-06-17 2:34 pm   Permalink

I am a huge Lizabeth Scott fan and Stolen Face is really good, I liked it a lot.
Thank you for posting about these movies being on TCM.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-06-17 2:57 pm   Permalink



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2 days ago; 3:48 pm   Permalink

Hey folks! need your Noir fix tonight?

Well tune into the TCM channel at 7:15pm(PST) 10:15(EST) for:

"This Gun for Hire"

This Gun for Hire is a 1942 film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle
and based on the novel A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene.
The film stars Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan Ladd





At 9:00pm (PST) 12:pm (EST)

"The Blue Dahlia"

1946 film noir, directed by George Marshall and written by Raymond Chandler.
The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.





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