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Film noir fic challenge?

Gilda being on TV (and being one of the best ambisexual OT3 films ever) made me think that a film noir fic challenge might be a great idea. Assuming a) enough people have seen classic film noirs and b) would be up for the challenge of adapting them to a particular fandom. It might not go over so well but hey, I'm bored and thus I poll!

ETA: I'd probably run it like Lost Horror Stories, with a list of films you could claim, but it would be multifandom.

Would you be interested in taking part in a film noir fic challenge?

Yes! Sign me up!
3(23.1%)
No, I'm not familiar enough with/not a fan of film noirs
3(23.1%)
No, most are too complicated to do justice to in a fic!
0(0.0%)
Maybe later, not right now!
2(15.4%)
Only if you include newer noirs like Memento
2(15.4%)

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foxxcub
Sep. 30th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
I have so many challenges in the works right now, I don't know if I'd be able to fit it in. Maybe after Christmas? A lot of people are signing up for Xmas challenges right now (Yuletide is coming up, too, not to mention NaNo), so. But it's your call! I'd be totally for signing up in a few months. :)
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, and Lost Horror Stories are due October 31. I was thinking I could start signups now and not have entries due until February or something! Or I could just wait. I don't even know which film I'd like to rewrite myself and I'm so behind in writing fic of any kind!
eponine119
Sep. 30th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
I mixed my votes to get something like "Yes! even though they're too complicated to do justice in fic."
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Aha, I'm a bit torn as well! I mean, can there be a good Lost version of The Maltese Falcon? Heh.

I wouldn't mind seeing a fic where Jack keeps getting tattoos as the only way to remind him of what happened on the island, though!
uhzoomzip
Oct. 1st, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
strangely enough, i started a jack-centric 'memento' fic months ago! maybe after i finish my 'shaun of the dead' fic...
halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Ooh, I'd love to read that! :) *edges chair closer*
gottalovev
Sep. 30th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
I sadly don't know much about them, but that must not stop this great idea! :)
halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
I can recommend some films if you want to dip your toe in. :)

And thanks for the vote of confidence! I think the deadline would have to be far away, rather than ask anyone to take on yet another challenge this time of year!
hkath
Oct. 1st, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
I am lame because I'm all YESYES but really I have no idea if I'd have time. It'd have to have a deadline that's, er, far far away.
halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Would February be far enough away? :) Anything I started now would probably languish with such a far-off deadline but now I'm kind of intrigued with the idea. (Even if I have no idea which claim I'd want for myself!)
hkath
Oct. 1st, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, February oughta do it. After Yuletide and everything! :D
halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Anything sooner would cause much heartache, I think!
fosfomifira
Oct. 1st, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't know enough about film noir to do it justice. Maybe if I wasn't stupid and could think of specific examples. I like the idea of the challenge (because it'd really be a challenge), but I'm not sure if I could pull it off. Hell, I'm having doubts about my Lost Horror piece and if there's one thing I know is Edgar Allan Poe.

I swear I had a point, but somehow I lost it right after I hit "post comment". I'm sorry :(
halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
That's okay, hon. I'm not sure it's really doable. I was just looking over a list of classic film noirs and I think most of them are probably too obscure. I'm going to have to tinker with the idea, definitely. Or just post a huge list and know that 90% of the films will go unclaimed.
zelda_zee
Oct. 1st, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
It's a good idea, I just don't know film noir well enough to participate. I would like to read the resulting fic though.
halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
I was just trying to draw up a list of films and it's ... HUGE. I don't know if I can make a go of it but I want to read those fics too! :)
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