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Film Noir. French for “Black Film”. What is it?. Crime Fiction. Characteristics. Ambiguous narrative themes Violent death Stark , angular shadows. The isolated feel of modern cities. Conflicted anti-heroes and terse dialogue. Determined , beautiful, scheming women.

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Film noir

Film Noir

French for “Black Film”


What is it

What is it?

  • Crime Fiction.


Characteristics

Characteristics

  • Ambiguous narrative themes

  • Violent death

  • Stark, angular shadows.

  • The isolated feel of modern cities.

  • Conflicted anti-heroes and terse dialogue.

  • Determined, beautiful, scheming women.

  • Low-key lighting – causing black shadows

  • Depth of Field – More sharp, crisp, focused items

  • black and white visual style


Characters

Characters

  • Femme Fatales

    • Women as the central role,

      • glamorous

      • dangerous

      • seductive

      • Every action marked aimed at satisfying a desire for wealth and power –

  • Conflicted Hero

    • male protagonists (usually single)

    • frequently weak

    • confused

    • susceptible to temptation

    • incapable of acting heroically.

    • often detectives who were once cops

    • psychologically flawed or wounded

  • Villain or Situation

    • This places the hero in a position to problem solve


Plot types

Plot Types

  • Range of plots:

  • the central figure may be a private eye

  • a plainclothes policeman

  • an aging boxer

  • a law-abiding citizen lured into a life of

  • simply a victim of circumstance


Titles

Titles

  • The Big Sheep

  • Chinatown

  • Maltese Falcon


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