Edited by Carl on 8/10/2015, 2:38 pm
I think the attempt (I repeat, attempt) here was to generate furor, and be out-of-the-box provocative. It would have come closer to the mark if it had been entitled "100 Greatest Film Noirs in No Particular Order" because it does catch most of the best, and the mixing in of foreign and neo-noir at least gives it a different look than most lists I see.
If you're going to include Hitchcock, though, I'd watch Shadow of a Doubt and Strangers On A Train any day before The Wrong Man, which is an average film. And some of the rationale for contemporary films included also would have made room for Vertigo. If you can't get the Hitchcock right, you shouldn't be making these lists.
Dipping into the foreign noir pool, too, there are far too many omissions for comfort ... classic noir, I can live with the choices if not the order.
Hey Bob, think any of these twerps have seen Larceny? We won't even ask about Un si jolie petite plage.