Found a “30-Day Movie Challenge” on Twitter and thought, what the hell, I’ll do it on my noir blog.
Day 01 – Your Favorite Movie
Like everyone else, I have several “favorite” movies. They range wildly by genre, era, nation, style, director, etc. But, since this is a noir blog, I’ll stick to Favorite Noir. And of course that’s equally impossible to get down to a single picture. So I’ll equivocate and give you the noir I love to watch and talk about most.
THE BIG COMBO (1955)
This late entry features ultra-noir cinematography, a truly sadistic villain, a femme fatale so worn-out her hair won’t curl, and queer hitmen. It shows the height of the genre as well as its exhaustion. And I just love watching it.
The full challenge (also see #30DayMovieChallenge on twitter):
September 8, 2017 at 1:14 PM
The Big Combo is beyond fantastic. And it’s my choice for ‘the most underrated movie.’.
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September 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM
I so agree!