We are missing all of the 1990-2002 efforts by Elliot, and have not incorporated the 2015-17 Castro shows; and we may be missing some outliers for Eddie at some satellite festivals.
But this should give us an excellent start, and a kind of fascinating oblique collision.
The films with asterisks (*) are common films that Eddie has screened in LA only; the films with daggers () are ones that Elliot programmed at his magisterial Grand Lake noir festival in the fall of 2003, where he used a more mainstream approach than was the case in the I Wake Up Dreaming fests in 2009-2014. (We are also not accessing several recent East Bay festivals that Elliot conducted in 2014-15, or his recent shows in Portland). Occasionally there will asterisks and daggers--these are films Eddie showed in LA that Elliot showed at the Grand Lake...they would make a much smaller, much more "mainstream" mini-fest.
To make the LA only films easier to see, we've also italicized them. And to make the Grand Lake shows easier to find, we've put them in bold.
All "unmarked" films are ones in common between NC editions and the 2009-14 IWUD shows.
As noted, incomplete, but an intriguing glimpse into the common grounds of noir.
COMMON GROUNDS FOR MURDER
At the Intersection of Muller and Lavine
Stranger on the Third Floor
I Wake Up Screaming
Street of Chance
Phantom Lady, When Strangers Marry*, Bluebeard, Double Indemnity
Specter of the Rose, Suspense, Smooth as Silk, Black Angel, The Locket, The Killers
The Devil Thumbs A Ride*, The Guilty, Framed, Violence*, Repeat Performance, The Red House*, Roses Are Red*, High Tide, The Web, Ride the Pink Horse*, The Unsuspected, Nora Prentiss, The Unfaithful, Out of the Past, Dead Reckoning*, Nightmare Alley, Born to Kill
Hollow Triumph, I Love Trouble, Night Has A Thousand Eyes, The Amazing Mr. X aka The Spiritualist, I Wouldnt Be In Your Shoes*, He Walked By Night, The Lady From Shanghai
The Story of Molly X, The Window, Undertow*, The Crooked Way*, Une si jolie petite plage
711 Ocean Drive, Edge of Doom, Guilty Bystander*, The Underworld Story, Shakedown, Highway 301*, In A Lonely Place, Woman on the Run, Where The Sidewalk Ends
The Hoodlum*, The Scarf*, Pickup, Tomorrow is Another Day, On Dangerous Ground
Angel Face, The Sniper
99 River Street, Wicked Woman, Split Second, Pickup on South Street, The Big Heat
Private Hell 36*, Shield for Murder*, Witness to Murder
New York Confidential*, Shack Out on 101, The Big Combo, Female on the Beach*, Kiss Me Deadly
Nightmare*, While the City Sleeps, Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, The Killing
The Burglar*, Sweet Smell of Success, Nightfalll
Murder by Contract*
City of Fear*, The Crimson Kimono
Blast of Silence*
That's a total of 85 films, maybe about 6% of the American noir canon and 12% of what these two have screened over their programming careers.
Here is the "mainstream" list that comes from adding the Grand Lake:
Double Indemnity, The Killers, Out of the Past, Dead Reckoning, Nightmare Alley, Born to Kill, The Lady From Shanghai, In A Lonely Place, Woman on the Run, Where the Sidewalk Ends, On Dangerous Ground, Angel Face, The Sniper, The Big Heat, Pickup on South Street, Kiss Me Deadly, The Killing, Nightfall, The Burglar, Murder By Contract, The Crimson Kimono, Blast of Silence
That's a total of 22 films, and looks like the type of festival that would have been a major hit in most of the previous decade. Now, with DVDs, special editions, streaming, TCM and Noir Alley, who knows?
The "Eddie in LA only" connection point to Elliot's IWUD choices is also interesting:
When Strangers Marry, The Devil Thumbs A Ride, Violence, The Red House, Roses Are Red, Ride the Pink Horse, I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes, Undertow, The Crooked Way, Guilty Bystander, Highway 301, The Hoodlum, The Scarf, Private Hell 36, Shield for Murder, New York Confidential, Female on the Beach, Shack Out on 101, Nightmare (1956), City of Fear
That's a total of 20 films, and it looks much more like an IWUD festival. (Remember that Eddie spread these films out over many years of LA festivals-roughly three times as many as we have for Elliot.)
That leaves the following films as a separate pool from which to draw for other possible combinations. Let's look at it chronologically:
1940--Stranger on the Third Floor
1941--I Wake Up Screaming*
1942--Street of Chance
1944--Phantom Lady, Bluebeard
1946--Black Angel, The Locket, Specter of the Rose, Suspense, Smooth as Silk
1947--The Unsuspected*, High Tide*, Nora Prentiss, Repeat Performance, The Guilty, The Unfaithful, The Web, Framed
1948--Hollow Triumph, He Walked By Night, The Amazing Mr. X aka The Spiritualist, Night Has A Thousand Eyes, I Love Trouble
1949--The Window, The Story of Molly X
1950--711 Ocean Drive, The Underworld Story*, Shakedown, Edge of Doom
1951--Tomorrow Is Another Day, Pickup
1953--99 River Street, Wicked Woman*, Split Second
1954--Witness to Murder
1955--The Big Combo
1956--While The City Sleeps, Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
1957--Sweet Smell of Success
The films with asterisks (*) on this list are the ones playing in NC 16.
Even the master "intersection" list won't create a full 1941-53 "A-B" "chrono" fest, as it is sparse in those early years. It seems to be best at pointing us toward titles to consider for part of an ostensible 54-65 series, which may or may not follow in the footsteps of NC 16.
All in all, interesting to finally look at...