From the Idiot Child in the WH, with his scurrying little orange digits on Twitter, to the average Twitter user, I’ve always considered Twitter a woefully poor way to make a statement of substance. I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with social media in general, but mostly hate. With that said, my top 20 noirs pretty much still correspond to the poll from 2005. Twitter ranks LAURA up to a ridiculously high level, imo. The “best” noir often can be partially based on the fact that our favorite actors and actresses are in it. That’s why I have somewhat of a hard time ranking films with Lizabeth Scott and Glenn Ford very high, whereas Bogey is almost everyone’s favorite. Looking at the 2005 poll I’d shove SCARLET STREET ahead of THE BIG HEAT, but otherwise that’s a pretty damn fine group of films from 2005. Of course, imo, the greatest noir, if not the greatest film ever, is VERTIGO, which is in a class by itself.