Best Western Films Poll results; Best Songs of 1957 Poll results; Best Songs of 1958 Poll launch and Best Film Noirs of All Time poll launch on Monday Morning Diary (July 8) (2024)

on July 7, 2024 at 9:36 pm | Reply wondersinthedark

Larry Granberry

My Top 20, alphabetically:

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Call Northside 777 (1948)

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Chinatown (1974)

Criss Cross (1949)

Crossfire (1947)

Detour (1945)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Force of Evil (1948)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

The Killers (1946)

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Murder My Sweet (1944)

The Naked City (1948)

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Out of the Past (1947)

The Prowler (1951)

Touch of Evil (1958)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

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1. The Third Man

2. The Night of the Hunter

3. The Big Sleep

4.Out of the Past

5. The Maltese Falcon

6. Sunset Blvd.

7. The Killing

8. The Lady from Shanghai

9. Double Indemnity

10. Detour

11. The Narrow Margin

12. The Asphalt Jungle

13. Gun Crazy

14. Sweet Smell of Success

15. Pick-up on South Street

16. Laura

17. The Bribe

18. The Set-Up

19. The Dark Corner

20. Angel Face

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Marla Head Whalen

Ah, my (dark) side of the street! How long will this be open? I will have some work ahead of me to get down to 20 (out of roughly 700 seen…)

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Tor Lier

20) Touch of Evil

19) Murder My Sweet

18 ) Key Largo

17) White Heat

16) The Sniper

15) The Killers

14) Gun Crazy

13) Out of the Past

12) Kiss Me, Deadly

11) Detour

10) The Killing

9) Odds Against Tomorrow

8 ) I Wake Up Screaming

7) The Big Sleep

6) Gilda

5) Sweer Smell of Success

4) The Maltese Falcon

3) Murder by Contract

2) The Asphalt Jungle

1) Double Indemnity

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Pedro Ludgero

The Maltese Falcon, Laura, Night and the city, The nightmare alley, Moonrise, The asphalt jungle, Touch of evil, The night of the Hunter, Scarlet Street, The Lady from Shanghai, Pickup on South Street

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Andrew Hunt

Beyond excited for this poll! Thank you, Sammy and Angelo! Film noir has long been one of my favourite genres. I’m deliberately leaving off my favourite Hitchco*ck films (e.g., Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train), which – despite having noirishelements – I count as suspense. My twenty favourite classic noirs (excluding neo-noirs) are:

1. The Maltese Falcon

2. The Naked City

3. Sweet Smell of Success

4. Double Indemnity

5. The Third Man

6. Laura

7. Odds Against Tomorrow

8. Out of the Past

9. Criss Cross

10. The Killers

11. Crime Wave

12. Touch of Evil

13. Sunset Boulevard

14. The Big Heat

15. Scarlet Street

16. In a Lonely Place

17. Pickup on South Street

18. The Asphalt Jungle

19. On Dangerous Ground

20. Detour

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Scott Neil Laster

1: Double Indemnity- Billy Wilder

2: Out of the Past- Jacques Tourneur

3: The Woman in the Window – Fritz Lang

4:Touch of Evil- Orson Wells

5: Elevator to the Gallows- Louis Malle

6: The Third Man- Carol Reed

7: The Big Heat – Fritz Lang

8: Asphalt Jungle- John Huston

9: The Maltese Falcon- John Huston

10: Gilda- Charles Vidor

11: Detour- Edgar Ulmer

12: Scarlet Street – Fritz Land

13: Night and the City- Jules Dassin

14: They Live by Night- Nicholas Ray

15: The Big Sleep – Howard Hawks

16: Laura- Otto Preminger

17: Sunset Blvd- Billy Wilder

18: Night of the Hunter- Charles Laughton

19: The Killing – Stanley Kubrick

20: In a Lonely Place – Nicholas Ray

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Blake Patterson

Notorious. (Hitchco*ck)

Shadow of a Doubt. (Hitchco*ck)

Touch of Evil. (Welles)

Double Indemnity. (Wilder)

Sunset Bouelvard. (Wilder)

The Gunfighter. (King; I included this because it was a part of a book about film noir).

A Place in the Sun. (Stevens)

Laura. (Preminger)

Out of the Past. (Tourneur)

Monsieur Verdoux. (Chaplin)

Odd Man Out. (Reed)

Sweet Smell of Success. (Mackendrick)

On the Waterfront. (Kazan)

The Night of the Hunter. (Laughton)

Pickup on South Street. (Fuller)

The Maltese Falcon. (Huston)

The Bad and the Beautiful. (Minnelli)

White Heat. (Walsh)

Scarlet Street. (Lang)

The Killing. (Kubrick)

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Alex DeLarge

Gun Crazy, The Big Heat, Born to Kill, Kiss Me Deadly, The Asphalt Jungle, Branded to Kill, The Killers (1946), Criss Cross, DOA (1949), Detour, The Killing, Touch of Evil, High and Low, The Narrow Margin (1952), Crossfire, Hell is a City, Chinatown,Double Indemnity, The Night of the Hunter, Raw Deal (1948).

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Mark Clark

Oof! I will need a day or 2 on this one!

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Sammy Juliano

Mark, we have 15 days for it, so no rush my esteemed friend.

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Evan Russelburg

Crossfire

Leave Her to Heaven

The Maltese Falcon

Ina Lonely Place

Touch of Evil

The Big Heat

The Night of the Hunter

The Killing

Gilda

The Third Man

High and Low

The Asphalt Jungle

Sunset Boulevard

Elevator to the Gallows

Stray Dog

No Way Out (1950)

Double Indemnity

The Stranger

Riffifi

Strange Love of Martha Ivers


on July 7, 2024 at 9:39 pm | Reply wondersinthedark

Angelo D’Arminio

1 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry

2 Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry

3 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters

4 Splish Splash Bobby Darin

5 Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay Danny & the Juniors

6 Ten Commandments Of Love Moonglows

7 Yakety Yak Coasters

8 Reelin And Rocking Chuck Berry

9 Since I Don’t Have You Skyliners

10 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard

11 Lovers Never Say Goodbye Flamingos

12 Sixteen Candles Crests

13 Tom Dooley Kingston Trio

14 Queen Of The Hop Bobby Darin

15 There’s A Moon Out Tonight Capris

16 Whole Lotta Loving Fats Domino

17 Donna Ritchie Valens

18 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty

19 Around And Around Chuck Berry

20 Stagger Lee Lloyd Price

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George Killat

7 La Bamba Ritchie Valens

8 Since I Don’t Have You Skyliners

13 Rave On Buddy Holly

18 Chantilly Lace Big Bopper

25 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty

26 Tears On My Pillow Little Anthony & the Imperials

34 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters

49 Twilight Time Platters

55 One Summer Night Danleers

63 There’s A Moon Out Tonight Capris

84 Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson

94 Fever Peggy Lee

95 Tom Dooley Kingston Trio

98 That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith

112 The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley

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Scott Neil Laster

1: Rumble- Link Wray

2: Johnny B Goode- Chuck Berry

3: Good Golly Miss Molly- Little Richard

4: Rave On – Buddy Holly

5: La Bamba- Richie Valens

6: Chantilly Lace- Big Bopper

7: Summertime Blues- Eddie Cochran

8: Stagger Lee- Lloyd Price

9: Night Time ( Is the Right Time)- Ray Charles

10: Tequila – The Champs

11: Come On Let’s Go- Richie Valens

12: Sweet Home Chicago- Little Junior Parker

13: Try Me- James Brown and the Famous Flames

14: C’Mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran

15: One For My Baby- Frank Sinatra

16: Rama Lama Ding Dong- Edsels

17: Lonesome Town – Ricky Nelson

18: I Wonder Why – Dion and the Belmonts

19: Lonely Teardrops- Jackie Wilson

20: Maybe Baby- Buddy Holly

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’57 belonged to Buddy, ’58 is Eddie’s.

20) Everybody Loves a Lover – Doris Day

19) Lollipop – The Chordettes

18 ) Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day

17) When – The Kalin Twins

16) Rumble – Link Wray & His Ray Men

15) Little Star – The Elegants

14) Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler) – The Playmates

13) All I Have to Do is Dream – The Everly Brothers

12) Trouble – Elvis Presley

11) It’s So Easy – The Crickets

10) I Wonder Why – Dion & The Belmonts

9) One Summer Night – The Danleers

8 ) Yakety Yak – The Coasters

7) Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry

6) Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard

5) C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran

4) Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly

3) Fever – Peggy Lee

2) Ya Got Trouble – Robert Preston

1) Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran

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Ken Baker

Johnny B. Goode

La Bamba

Since I Don’t Have You

Lonely Teardrops

Chantelle Lace

Stagger Lee

It’s Only Make Believe

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Rock in’ Around the Christmas Tree

Run Rudolph Run

Donna

It’s All in the Game

A Lover’s Question

Poor Little Fool

To Know Him is to Love Him

Trouble

Fever

Tom Dooley

It’s Just A Matter of Time

Rock and Roll is Here to Stay

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01. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

02. Le Poinçonneur des Lilas – Serge Gainsbourg

03. Moment’s Notice – John Coltrane

04. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran

05. Manhattan – Blossom Dearie

06. Tears on My Pillow – Little Anthony and the Imperials

07. Good Golly, Miss Molly – Little Richard

08. Chega de Saudade – Joao Gilberto

09. Since I Don’t Have You – The Skyliners

10. All I Have to Do is Dream – Everly Brothers

11. Real Wild Child – Jerry Allison (as Ivan)

12. Ce Mortel Ennui – Serge Gainsbourg

13. C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran

14. For Your Precious Love – The Impressions

15. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters

16. Fever – Peggy lee

17. Every Night (I Pray) – The Chantels

18. Stagger Lee- Lloyd Price

19. Big River – Johnny Cash

20. Rumble – Link Wray

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John Greco

All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)

Do You Want to Dance? (Bobby Freeman)

Donna (Richie Valens)

Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Little Star (Elegants)

Maybe (Chantels)

Rave On (Buddy Holly)

Stagger Lee (Lloyd Price)

Since I Don’t Have You (Skyliners)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Platters)

Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

Tears on My Pillow (Little Anthony and the Imperials)

Ten Commandments of Love (Moonglows)

Believe What You Say (Ricky Nelson)

(Night Time Is) The Right Time (Ray Charles)

Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry)

Sixteen Candles (The Crest)

One Night (Elvis Presley) ***

I Wonder Why (Dion and The Belmonts)

***The original name of this song was One Night of Sin. Elvis recorded two versions and the SIN version, with different lyrics, was not released until many years later on one of his compilation albums.

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Lee Price

A great year for movies! A pretty good year for music, too.

(alphabetical)

All I Have to Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers

Around and Around – Chuck Berry

Big River – Johnny Cash

Breathless – Jerry Lee Lewis

Carol – Chuck Berry

Do You Want to Dance – Bobby Freeman

Donna – Ritchie Valens

Fever – Peggy Lee

Good Golly, Miss Molly – Little Richard

It’s So Easy – Buddy Holly

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

La Bamba – Ritchie Valens

Rave On – Buddy Holly

Rumble – Link Wray

Since I Don’t Have You – The Skyliners

Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price

Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran

Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry

Well.. All Right – Buddy Holly

Whole Lotta Loving – Fats Domino

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Maxine Segedin Grgurev

My choices in no particular order.

Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay— Danny & the Juniors

La Bamba—Richie Valens

Poor Little Fool —Rickie Nelson

All I Have To Do Is Dream —Everly Brothers.

Do You Want To Dance —Bobby Freeman

I Met Him On A Sunday —Shirelles

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) —Domenico Modugno

Hard Headed Woman—Elvis Presley.

Donna—Richie Valens

Tequila—Champs

Johnny B. Goode—Chuck Berry.

Twilight Time—The Platters

To Know Him Is To Love Him Teddy Bears

Chantilly Lace—Big Bopper.

Willie And The Hand Jive —Johnny Otis Show

Sixteen Candles—Crests

Lollipop— Chordettes

Tom Dooley—Kingston Trio.

It’s So Easy—Buddy Holly

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes— Platters

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Andrew Hunt

What a great year for music! Thank you so much, Sammy and Angelo, for another wonderful poll! My Top 20 from 1958 consists of:

1. “All I Have To Do Is Dream” – The Everly Brothers

2. “Johnny B. Goode” – Chuck Berry

3. “It’s So Easy” – Buddy Holly and the Crickets

4. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” – The Platters

5. “Tom Dooley” – The Kingston Trio

6. “La Bamba” – Ritchie Valens

7. “Twilight Time” – The Platters

8. “Tears on My Pillow” – Little Anthony and the Imperials

9. “Do You Want to Dance?” – Bobby Freeman

10. “Yakety Yak” – The Coasters

11. “Who’s Sorry Now?” – Connie Francis

12. “Since I Don’t Have You” – Skyliners

13. “Summertime Blues” – Eddie Cochran

14. “Rebel Rouser” – Duane Eddy

15. “Rockin’ Robin” – Bobby Day

16. “Fever” – Peggy Lee

17. “Hard Headed Woman” – Elvis Presley

18. “For Your Precious Love” – The Impressions

19. “Catch a Falling Star” – Perry Como

20. “Whole Lotta Loving” – Fats Domino

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Robyn Walsh

Since I don’t have you

Maybe

Run run Rudolph ( simply because I live home alone !)

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Mark Clark

Once again 15 selections, 1 per artist, in no order:

Johnny B. Goode/Chuck Berry

(All I Have to Do is) Dream/Everly Brothers

Cannonball/Duane Eddy

Don’t/Elvis Presley

It’s So Easy/Buddy Holly

Summertime Blues/Eddie Cochran

Yakety Yak/The Coasters

Moanin’/Art Blakey

Milestones/Miles Davis

I Guess Things Happen That Way/Johnny Cash

Breathless/Jerry Lee Lewis

All Your Love/Otis Rush

Rumble/Link Wray

La Bamba/Richie Valens

Night Time/Ray Charles


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