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Sep 18, 2014 02:04AM

58291 Tom wrote: "Susan wrote: "All this arguing is tedious"

Soooo, how 'bout them Yankees?

Seriously, another movie that I have always liked and is and fits the category as well as Mamet's Postman is Body Heat. T..."

I saw Body Heat with my mother. Urp!
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Sep 17, 2014 03:35AM

58291 There is currently a three-way tie for October's read.

So, if you haven't voted yet, take a look. If you want to change your vote, we allow that.

If the situation hasn't changed by the middle of next week, I'll post a run-off poll.
Sep 16, 2014 12:57PM

58291 Wow! I've never noticed this topic before, but it couldn't be more timely. In October, I like to cram in as much horror as possible, so I'm adding a bunch of these titles to my list.
Sep 16, 2014 12:55PM

58291 Tom wrote: "I don't think I've shared my favorite noir movie yet. It is "The Postman Always Rings Twice". At the risk of incurring the scorn of the purists, I like them both. David Mamet's screenplay in the 1981 version was much grittier than the Garfield/Turner version."

It's funny you mentioned the Mamet version. When I was growing up we had three TV channels and VCRs hadn't been invented yet (YES! I'm THAT old!), so my exposure to any B&W noir films was nonexistent. I saw Nicholson and Lange writhing around on a kitchen table on the big screen in 1981 - truly my first "noirish" experience. Too bad I saw it with my dad. Urp!

(And if I've told this story before, I apologize. Like I said, I'm old. I tend to repeat myself.)
Sep 16, 2014 12:49PM

58291 Algernon wrote: "I'm thinking if it wouldn't be better to create a new topic where we can argue at will about genre definitions and leave the one about favorite movies to deal with the original focus on movies." this idea I like. We can have a knock-down-drag-out-cage-match topic where only those who relish the taste of blood should participate. I say go for it!
Sep 16, 2014 10:07AM

58291 Don't forget to blame it on the dog!
Sep 16, 2014 10:05AM

58291 H Anthony wrote: "At first I thought you'd written "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own farts" - which seemed harsh, and also difficult."

That would be cruel, especially since "Every man likes the smell of his own farts." - an Icelandic proverb, collected by W.H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger in The Viking Book of Aphorisms (1962).
Sep 16, 2014 09:16AM

58291 Tom wrote: "If you need a good quote along those lines I suggest you go with Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 'Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.' "

I love that! It beats my mother-in-law's quote of "It's MY world; you all just live in it!"
Sep 16, 2014 08:49AM

58291 Thanks, that would be terrific. I must admit, you've certainly gotten people talking.
Sep 16, 2014 08:36AM

58291 I think people would respond more favorably to your comments if you presented your ideas as opinions instead of I'm-smarter-than-you-and-this-is-the-way-things-are. I'm fairly certain you don't mean them to be, but your posts are coming across as attacks and there have been complaints.

Personally, I don't see the need to carefully categorize everything. If someone enjoys a particular film, you really don't need to point out that it is not noir, but a "detective film." If I have to, I will change the name of the discussion to Crime Films to stop the arguing over what is and isn't noir.
Sep 16, 2014 01:47AM

58291 All right - I'm going to get all moderatorish and step in here: Feliks - while you'e obviously very intelligent, you need to tone it down a bit. Your pronouncements are coming off as haughty and rude, ESPECIALLY because you have your own profile set to PRIVATE, so we cannot read your reviews or see your favorite books. If you claim to be an authority on noir, how about letting us see how much of it you've read?

I did notice that you have rated most of your books two stars, so apparently, you don't EVEN LIKE what you read.

I truly hate the confrontational feel that you've brought to this group. Could we have less discourse and more conversation, please?
Sep 15, 2014 03:10AM

58291 You'll have to count me out of this one. The library doesn't have it and even the Kindle version is in the double digits.

I'd say if you either hide or announce the spoilers, you can probably go ahead and let 'er rip.
Sep 12, 2014 03:05AM

58291 Welcome, Pasidh. Glad you decided to join us. There are a lot of Chandler fans in this group.
Sep 09, 2014 08:06AM

58291 Attempting to avoid the noir-or-not argument we've got going here, Tom's mention of Out of the Past reminded me that this film is now available on blu-ray.

I've not seen it, but it sounds like a classic.
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Sep 06, 2014 04:21AM

58291 Not in American elections.

Oops! I've said too much.
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Sep 06, 2014 04:03AM

58291 October's Poll is NOW UP!

Vote early and vote often.
Aug 28, 2014 12:58PM

58291 We're very happy to have you here, Markus. Our members really know their stuff and are constantly discovering new and old writers, so be prepared to have your to-read list grow and grow.
Aug 27, 2014 06:52AM

58291 I grew up with the guys from the 87th Precinct, where everyone had wives, kids, drinking problems and distinct personalities.
Then I veered off into the shady realm of the "cozy" mysteries, where crimes were solved by hairdressers, caterers and dog groomers. Some even had extended family helping to nab the baddies. Now, I'm back where I belong with the sleuths who carry badges and guns, but I still like to know more about them than Hammett lets on.

The dialogue is top notch, however.
Aug 27, 2014 02:39AM

58291 I think everyone but me has already read it. I'm about half way through and enjoying myself. The writing is great, the plot is good, but once again, the Op's lack of a real personality bugs me. I don't need a whole lot of back story on my dicks, but sometimes it's nice to know where they're coming from and that they're human...not just crime-solving machines.
Aug 27, 2014 02:26AM

58291 Welcome to the group, Michael. Between the chickens and the children, I'm amazed you find the time to write. Best of luck with your book. I see you've already garnered some great reviews.
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