Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

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Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

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

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Humphrey Bogart in the 1949 film "Tokyo Joe".


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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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

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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.

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