I’ve been watching selections of film noir as recommended by the wikipedia page on such things. First up was _Blast Of Silence_ (1961) which had a kind of ameteurish feel to it but liked it. And it’s also notable that about half of the story is told by a narrator in 2nd person.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/9211710071/” title=”blastofsilence by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/9211710071_a842488b30_m.jpg” width=”240″ height=”179″ alt=”blastofsilence”></a><br/>_A visit to Big Ralph’s to order a gun in_ Blast Of Silence.
The second film was _The Manchurian Candidate_ (1962) which was based on a book — aren’t all the best films adapted from books? Frank Sinatra, and evil Angela Lansbury, a killer plot and some really clever scenes (see below) – what’s not to like?
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/9211710085/” title=”manchuriancandidate by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/9211710085_4df28101e0_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”186″ alt=”manchuriancandidate”></a><br/>_Genteel horticulture enthusiast or dastardly Stalinist brainwasher?_