its the perfect film really. a lot like outback truckers. sweaty men getting their truck stuck in some mud.
Funny how many times To Live and Die in LA has come up recently. I remember liking it a lot too.Sorcerer is one of my favourite films. I exhausted watching film noir so have moved on to thrillers, starting with the obvious ones like Manhunter, and speaking of Friedkin, To Live and Die in LA. I really like the Paul Schrader film Light Sleeper too, when I talk about Thrillers that's the kind of atmosphere I go for, night time photography, synthetic soundtracks, and psychologically deep characters.
How about The Neon Demon to contrast/compare with Under The Silver Lake. And maybe that one Starry Eyes again (I know you've watched it cos we discussed it years ago. It sort of feels that Starry Eyes is very similar to ND in terms of its premise but different in its treatment - and then Neon Demon has its own parallels to UTSL as discussed.i quite liked klute. i havent got any ideas for what film to watch tonight. im floundering.
Yeah it's irresistible.version gets a gold star for recommending a good film. sweaty men drinking scotch in a tropical climate. i love films that do that. or espressos and cigerettes, sweating, in a tropical climate
Well Cafe Flesh is pretty much a hard core pore film. It's got this cool imagery and music and the kinda barker guy is good too, but I would probably advise flicking through the scenes once you've got the idea of the aesthetics. So it doen't have to be a huge investment of time is what I'm saying I suppose.i dont thinik ive actually seen starry eyes. i saw neon demon and liked it. i definitely want to see cafe flesh and liquid sky too.
Example. @Jim Daze posted wake in fright on the sweat and dust thread then sent me a link to this site https://mubi.com/showing saying this site has just sent me an email telling me to watch wake in fright I was scrolling down the page thinking of a really funny thing I'd done and I said in my head "funny, HA HA" and the next thing I saw written on the page was funny ha haThe Internet is very good at doing that. Part of the reason magical thinking is proliferating
Funny how many times To Live and Die in LA has come up recently. I remember liking it a lot too.
What would you recommend from film noir? Definitely a genre I enjoy a lot when it's well done.
I love Kiss Me Deadly.... was thinking about the other day for some reason.I actually got one of my favourites as a recommendation on here. Kiss Me Deadly, loved that, just has some scenes that stick with me like when they have to pull the car over to a garage and they pull a big branch from under the wheel. I must have watched 200 noirs now and generally feel apart from some lesser known ones like Dial 1119 and Dangerous Crossing, it's a genre that's been so canonised the obvious ones are the best. Fritz Lang seems to be the master, Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window (both with Edward G Robinson) and Blue Gardenia.