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Old February 23 2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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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
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Old February 23 2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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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?
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Old February 24 2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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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.
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Old February 24 2013, 12:59 AM   #4
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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.
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Old February 24 2013, 01:44 AM   #5
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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.
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Old February 24 2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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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.
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Old February 24 2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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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?
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Old February 24 2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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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:

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Old February 24 2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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well all the batman & watchmen are noirs too no?
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Old February 26 2013, 07:00 AM   #10
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Yes, I'm certain Adam West and George Clooney would describe their respective turns as Batman as "noir."
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Old February 26 2013, 11:21 AM   #11
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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.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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Most of the ones on that list I wouldn't call noir.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:24 PM   #13
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theenglish wrote: View Post
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
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Old February 27 2013, 12:55 PM   #14
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I don't know if anyone has read it but Alastair Reynolds' Century Rain would make a very good sci-fi noir film.
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Old February 28 2013, 01:37 AM   #15
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I've read it and yeah it would make a good sci-fi noir film. So would Reynolds' Chasm City.
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