Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Without a fedora, you're naked from the neck up. Share with us your favorite fedoras, hatters, and vendors.
User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by n11pilot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:41 am

Tokyo Joe 1949.png
Humphrey Bogart in the 1949 film "Tokyo Joe".


1975_film_farewell_my_lovely_robert_mitchum_01.jpg
Robert Mitchum in the 1975 film "Farewell My Lovely".


Both of these films are noir(ish) in nature. "Tokyo Joe" did not have the noir camera angles but it did have the obligatory "Man on a mission" and "Man alone" elements of noir. Interesting film that addresses several issues of late 1940s geopolitics and it's got Bogey. "Farewell My Lovely" can be considered neo-noir, at least as close to it as the 1970s would allow. In my opinion Mitchum does a very good Philip Marlowe. I believe that it is a film worth an hour and thirty five minutes of your time if you can catch it on cable.

User avatar
Blackthorn
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:13 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by Blackthorn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:02 pm

Two of my all time favorite movies. Tokyo Joe was actually the reason I decided to begin wearing a fedora. And I recently bought Lovely on DVD. It doesn't hurt that Jimmy Stewart has a small part, and he's one of my real life heroes.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything….Albert Einstein

User avatar
The Oracle
Posts: 37
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:48 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by The Oracle » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:07 am

I admit that I have never seen all of Tokyo Joe. Every time it has come on I catch it at the end and I have not found it on DVD. Perhaps one day soon.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by n11pilot » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Blackthorn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Two of my all time favorite movies. Tokyo Joe was actually the reason I decided to begin wearing a fedora. And I recently bought Lovely on DVD. It doesn't hurt that Jimmy Stewart has a small part, and he's one of my real life heroes.
No film was ever hurt by a little touch of Jimmy Stewart.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by n11pilot » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:02 pm

The Oracle wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:07 am
I admit that I have never seen all of Tokyo Joe. Every time it has come on I catch it at the end and I have not found it on DVD. Perhaps one day soon.
In my opinion it is worth the time spent watching it. I will admit that there is one scene that as a pilot and lover of aircraft breaks my heart but still worth a look. :)

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by n11pilot » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:32 am

000000000000000000.jpg
0000000000000.jpg
0000000000.jpg

This film is of course, "It Happened One Night". Not only does Gable look dapper in a fedora but the hat helps convey emotion almost as well as the expression on his face. Tilt the lid one way he is relaxed, tilt it another he is confused, a third way he is angry and so on.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by n11pilot » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:55 am

000000000.jpg
000000000.jpg (18.79 KiB) Viewed 424 times
000000000a.jpg


This is of course William Powell as the ever dapper and tippling detective Nick Charles. The "Thin Man" and the subsequent sequels typify to me the charm of the Fedora Era.

User avatar
Cousi
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by Cousi » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:29 pm

I just recently loaned out my DVD copies of the entire Thin Man series. I both like and hate doing that; I enjoy introducing other people to the magical chemistry that is William Powell and Myrna Loy but talking about it always makes me want to watch it again.

To my knowledge, this was the first movie series to go beyond just a sequel. I have no way of knowing that is correct or not. Does anyone know?

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by n11pilot » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:54 pm

Cousi wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:29 pm
I just recently loaned out my DVD copies of the entire Thin Man series. I both like and hate doing that; I enjoy introducing other people to the magical chemistry that is William Powell and Myrna Loy but talking about it always makes me want to watch it again.

To my knowledge, this was the first movie series to go beyond just a sequel. I have no way of knowing that is correct or not. Does anyone know?
I could be wrong about this but I remember something from an old Cinema class that the first to series of films was a run of "Sherlock Holmes" silent films form 1908-1910 in Denmark(?). Of course these were probably what we would consider shorts today.

User avatar
Cousi
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 pm

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Post by Cousi » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:15 pm

That would make sense. Serials became popular in the 30s and 40s if I recall.

Post Reply