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MadaBidyoni February 23 2013 11:10 PM

scifi film noir films
 
Hi
do you know about any other scifi film noir films?
i found only these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...es#Sci-fi_noir
thanks

The Borgified Corpse February 23 2013 11:24 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
I'm not even so certain that everything on that list really qualifies as sci-fi noir. I mean, Alien Nation is more of a mis-matched buddy cop movie; more Lethal Weapon than Maltese Falcon.

And does emo despressing sci-fi like Stargate Universe really qualify as noir?

Sean_McCormick February 24 2013 12:55 AM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Those seem all to be western-made live-action. I'd guess that anime has many films and series to offer, Ghost in the Shell for example. The two movies are much closer to blade runner estethically than the series, especially the second one which even has 1950ies "retro" cars.

Greg Cox February 24 2013 12:59 AM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Their definition of scifi noir seems a little broad. Alphaville and Blade Runner, sure, but I'm not sure about some of those others. Invasion of the Body Snatchers is great, but I would have never linked it to film noir.

1001001 February 24 2013 01:44 AM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
The first one that came to mind was Dark City, which did make the list.

Not sure about any others.

Bob Morton February 24 2013 02:44 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Kiss Me Deadly for a true Film-Noir with a scifi touch.

None of the films on the list are true Noirs, in the strict sense. I'd say Bladerunner and The Terminator come close in spirit but they're in color.

MadaBidyoni February 24 2013 06:02 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Dark City was great.
Blade runner... so-so... nice but nothing more.
why there are so few scifi noir films?

theenglish February 24 2013 06:18 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
From the list, these are the movies that I would actually consider noir BUT I haven't seen them all (some I am including just based on what I know about them) and some I saw so long ago that my memory is blurry:


MadaBidyoni February 24 2013 06:56 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
well all the batman & watchmen are noirs too no?

Silvercrest February 26 2013 07:00 AM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Yes, I'm certain Adam West and George Clooney would describe their respective turns as Batman as "noir."

MadaBidyoni February 26 2013 11:21 AM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
i'm serious :)
it's dark... the dark knight. & about a world gone mad. sex. crime.

btw, why the walking dead is considered as noir? it's not that dark regarding the light. there is not much sex there. crime? i don't think there is crime there. it's survival.

Deckerd February 26 2013 12:05 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Most of the ones on that list I wouldn't call noir.

Starkers February 26 2013 12:24 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
Quote:

theenglish wrote: (Post 7724857)
From the list, these are the movies that I would actually consider noir BUT I haven't seen them all (some I am including just based on what I know about them) and some I saw so long ago that my memory is blurry:


Strange Days definitely. From the Wiki list I'd add in Soylent Green as well

SalvorHardin February 27 2013 12:55 PM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
I don't know if anyone has read it but Alastair Reynolds' Century Rain would make a very good sci-fi noir film.

Enterprise is Great February 28 2013 01:37 AM

Re: scifi film noir films
 
I've read it and yeah it would make a good sci-fi noir film. So would Reynolds' Chasm City.


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