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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

1. The Red Shoes (Powell/Pressburger)

2. Germany, Year Zero (Rossellini)

3. The Fallen Idol (Reed)

4. Hamlet (Olivier)

5. The Pirate (Minnelli)

6. Red River (Hawks)

7. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)

8. Rope (Hitchcock)

9. Unfaithfully Yours (P. Sturges)

10. Bicycle Thieves (DeSica)

also good: Act of Violence, The Boy with Green Hair, Call Northside 777, Drunken Angel, Easter Parade, Johnny Belinda, Key Largo, Macbeth, The Three Musketeers.

still need to see: The Search, The Winslow Boy, Adventures of Don Juan, A Foreign Affair, Fort Apache, I Remember Mama, Joan of Arc, London Belongs to Me, Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Oliver Twist, Les Parents terribles, Portrait of Jennie, Raw Deal, Saraband for Dead Lovers, Scott of the Antarctic, Secret Beyond the Door, Senza pieta, The Snake Pit, Sorry Wrong Number, The Street With No Name, La Terra Trema.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • ACT OF VIOLENCE
  • BICYCLE THIEVES
  • THE BIG CLOCK
  • CRY OF THE CITY
  • DEDEE D'ANVERS
  • EASTER PARADE
  • THE FALLEN IDOL
  • FORCE OF EVIL
  • HAMLET
  • KEY LARGO
  • LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN
  • MACBETH
  • MOONRISE
  • NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES
  • OLIVER TWIST
  • THE PIRATE
  • PITFALL
  • RAW DEAL
  • RED RIVER
  • THE RED SHOES
  • LA TERRA TREMA
  • THEY LIVE BY NIGHT
  • THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
  • UNFAITHFULLY YOURS

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     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 1:53 PM   
     By:   (Member)   (Member)

    1. "Unfaithfully Yours (Sturges)

    2. "He Walked by Night" (Werker)

    3. "Force of Evil" (Polonsky)

    4. "Fort Apache" (Ford)

    5. "Red River" (Hawks)

    6. "Yellow Sky" (Wellman)

    7. "The Three Masketeers" (Sidney)

    8. "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" (Huston)

    9. "They Live By Night" (Ray)

    10. "Three Godfathers" (Ford)


    Notes
    A fantastic year, especially when it comes to Film Noir: see

    "The Big Clock"
    "Call Northside 777"
    "Cry of the City"
    "Force of Evil"
    "He Walked by Night"
    "I Walk Alone"
    "Raw Deal"
    "Road House"
    "Sorry, Wrong Number"
    "The Street with No Name"
    "They Live by Night"

    PS: Have you watched a little Cold War thriller entitled "The Iron Curtain" by William Wellman?

     
     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)


    PS: Have you watched a little Cold War thriller entitled "The Iron Curtain" by William Wellman?


    I've never heard of it before - I'll have to investigate.

    Speaking of film noirs, have you seen Zinnemann's Act of Violence?

     
     
     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM   
     By:   (Member)   (Member)


    PS: Have you watched a little Cold War thriller entitled "The Iron Curtain" by William Wellman?


    I've never heard of it before - I'll have to investigate.

    Speaking of film noirs, have you seen Zinnemann's Act of Violence?


    Yes, I have.
    Furthermore, 1948 is a great year for John Huston and John Ford.
    My favorite western ("Yellow Sky") is done like a Film Noir taking place in a ghost town filled with sand.

     
     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

    Notes
    A fantastic year, especially when it comes to Film Noir: see

    "The Big Clock"
    "Call Northside 777"
    "Cry of the City"
    "Force of Evil"
    "He Walked by Night"
    "I Walk Alone"
    "Raw Deal"
    "Road House"
    "Sorry, Wrong Number"
    "The Street with No Name"
    "They Live by Night"

    PS: Have you watched a little Cold War thriller entitled "The Iron Curtain" by William Wellman?



    Absolutely a fantastic year for Noir - I had to restrain myself from putting them all in. I would have included ROAD HOUSE had I recalled it. I'm not familiar with IRON CURTAIN, but I hope to be soon! Thanks, Member.

     
     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    As we will see, the 1940s excelled in classic noir - plus great Powell/Pressburger films. smile

     
     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 8:13 PM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

    As we will see, the 1940s excelled in classic noir - plus great Powell/Pressburger films. smile


    I have to say I think the 40s may be my favorite decade for film, Mark. Prepare for lengthy lists.

     
     Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 9:00 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    As we will see, the 1940s excelled in classic noir - plus great Powell/Pressburger films. smile


    I have to say I think the 40s may be my favorite decade for film, Mark. Prepare for lengthy lists.


    Good! They will give me suggestions for my increasingly skimpy lists!

     
     
     Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 2:19 AM   
     By:   (Member)   (Member)

    A scene from "Force of Evil":



    The final sewer chase scene from "He Walked by Night":

     
     
     Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 4:35 AM   
     By:   Timmer   (Member)

    So many great films from this year to choose from so I'll just mention my favourite film of 1948, The Treasure of The Sierra Madre.

    Best score ( easily and by far ) goes to Ralph Vaughan Williams sublime Scott of The Antarctic.

     
     Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 5:14 AM   
     By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

    1948? 1948??

    ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

     
     
     Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 4:00 AM   
     By:   Regie   (Member)

    1. The Red Shoes (Powell/Pressburger)

    2. Germany, Year Zero (Rossellini)

    3. The Fallen Idol (Reed)

    4. Hamlet (Olivier)

    5. The Pirate (Minnelli)

    6. Red River (Hawks)

    7. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)

    8. Rope (Hitchcock)

    9. Unfaithfully Yours (P. Sturges)

    10. Bicycle Thieves (DeSica)

    also good: Act of Violence, The Boy with Green Hair, Call Northside 777, Drunken Angel, Easter Parade, Johnny Belinda, Key Largo, Macbeth, The Three Musketeers.

    still need to see: The Search, The Winslow Boy, Adventures of Don Juan, A Foreign Affair, Fort Apache, I Remember Mama, Joan of Arc, London Belongs to Me, Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Oliver Twist, Les Parents terribles, Portrait of Jennie, Raw Deal, Saraband for Dead Lovers, Scott of the Antarctic, Secret Beyond the Door, Senza pieta, The Snake Pit, Sorry Wrong Number, The Street With No Name, La Terra Trema.


    ABSOLUTELY AGREE with that Top ten - totally!!!

     
     Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 11:31 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    ABSOLUTELY AGREE with that Top ten - totally!!!

    You have good taste. lol! I hope you can add your thoughts to our other "Best/Favorite Films" lists which currently span 1946-2004 and will be continuing in both directions. smile

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 7:46 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    My 5 favourite films of 1948, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Polonsky's FORCE OF EVIL and
    Dieterle's PORTRAIT OF JENNIE...and
    Welles' MACBETH...

    big grin

    ...are :

    3 GODFATHERS
    L'ARMOIRE VOLANTE
    BERLIN EXPRESS
    LA DAME D'ONZE HEURES
    THE THREE MUSKETEERS

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 7:57 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    1948 features two of the most original french movies ever made :


    Jean Devaivre's LA DAME D'ONZE HEURES :





    Carlo Rim's L'ARMOIRE VOLANTE :

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 10:49 AM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    My 5 favourite films of 1948, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Polonsky's FORCE OF EVIL and Dieterle's PORTRAIT OF JENNIE...and Welles' MACBETH big grin , are :

    3 GODFATHERS
    L'ARMOIRE VOLANTE
    BERLIN EXPRESS
    LA DAME D'ONZE HEURES
    THE THREE MUSKETEERS


    What? No "The Red Shoes"? big grin

    (Powell and Pressburger absolutely rule English-language cinema of the 1940s, as is apparent from my lists!)

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 11:28 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    What? No "The Red Shoes"? big grin

    (Powell and Pressburger absolutely rule English-language cinema of the 1940s, as is apparent from my lists!)


    Actually not a huge fan of this movie. I prefer other Archer ones by a long shot and many of these feature my lists ! smile

    THE RED SHOES, for me, is "only" a nice movie, with an outstanding morceau-de-bravoure and a great score. And, of course, Moira Shearer is absolutely gorgeous. But I don't find the plot original at all when compared to all those other incredible and crazy stories penned by this magic duo !

    wink

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 11:55 AM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    THE RED SHOES, for me, is "only" a nice movie, with an outstanding morceau-de-bravoure and a great score. And, of course, Moira Shearer is absolutely gorgeous. But I don't find the plot original at all when compared to all those other incredible and crazy stories penned by this magic duo !

    wink


    First, let me look up the translation for morceau-de-bravoure, lol. Oh yes, quite! I think I would still rank this in "The Archers" top 3 for the lush cinematography and production design alone. smile

     
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