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Zeldar
06-28-2014, 09:55 PM
What would you add to this list?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E76QQVdCaxM
Body Heat Theme-John Barry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkigcwc9Gqk
Main Title ("A Streetcar Named Desire") / Alex North (Soundtrack)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DogQt0WJJkI
The Conversation Soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC5AzFc3coo
Bernard Herrmann - Vertigo (theme)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4aK-YsPeU
Bernard Herrmann - Taxi Driver (theme)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEaGu7_J3oY
Jerry Goldsmith ~ Chinatown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng6bft2XTdg
COP (James Woods) - MICHEL COLOMBIER

Joey P
06-28-2014, 10:34 PM
No noir based list, even about the theme music, is complete with an entry from The Third Man:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oEsWi88Qv0

And, as always, the answer to any question about The Third Man is: A Zither...it's a zither*.


*For those that haven't seen it, that music is played throughout the entire movie so after someone watches it, the first thing they always say is 'what was that instrument they were playing the whole time?"

NDP
06-28-2014, 10:48 PM
Henry Mancini - Touch of Evil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4pyiIKpghA)

wedgehed
06-28-2014, 10:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bIbAzJdx2o
L.A. Confidential

Evil Captor
06-29-2014, 12:13 AM
Irina's Theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9LwPrCmF1s) from Cat People.

Zeldar
06-29-2014, 12:59 AM
The Usual Suspects - Main Theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYpD2QszRk)

WordMan
06-29-2014, 06:20 AM
The first thing that comes to mind isn't from a movie:

Angelo Badalamenti - Audrey's Dance, Twin Peaks soundtrack: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DF43b38k0Mw (pardon the mobile link; on an iPad)

Cool, sexy, kinda creepy, very noir - doesn't get any better.

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