Top 5 Film Noir of a personal life… The term film noir was first applied Hollywood movies by Nino Frank in 1946, a French film critic who identified a new genre in the American Film Industry. I have a list of course but one is not American maybe we call it as a new wave noir… So I break the code and This is my top 5 film noir list.

#5 The Maltese Falcon by John Huston (1941)

You don’t have to trust me as long as you can persuade me to trust you.”

Sam Spade

#4 The Third Man by Carol Reed (1949)

Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.”    Harry Lime

#3 Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder (1944)

Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money – and a woman

and I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman.”

 Walter Neff, Pretty, isn’t it?

#2 À bout de soufflé- Jean Luc Godard (1960)

This one is always in my top five film list of all time.

So this is not an Hollywood film but how we say in French La Nouvelle Vague…

There’s no need to lie. It’s like poker. The truth is best.

The others still think you’re bluffing, so you win.

Michel Poiccard

#1 Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder (1950)

This is the best film noir of all times for me and my life.

Perfect, isn’t it…Sunset Blvd stars are ageless, aren’t they?

“They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos!

And who’ve we got now? Some nobodies!”  Norma Desmond

Enjoy The Noir

Aytac Ozge Ondes