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Film Noir<br />
About Film Noir<br /><ul><li>Hollywood’s classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940’...
Film Noir is a cinematic term used to primarily describe stylish Hollywood Crime dramas.</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics...
Mostly shot in gloomy greys, blacks and whites.
 deep focus or depth of field camera work
Juxtaposition of elements
Ominous shadows and skewed camera angles
Urban Night scenes with deep shadows, wet asphalt and dimly lit with low rent apartments.
Alienation of Protagonist by framing</li></li></ul><li>Femme Fatale<br /><ul><li>Some of the characteristics: Mysterious, ...
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  1. 1. Film Noir<br />
  2. 2. About Film Noir<br /><ul><li>Hollywood’s classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940’s to the late 1950’s.
  3. 3. Film Noir is a cinematic term used to primarily describe stylish Hollywood Crime dramas.</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Emphasise Low-Key lighting and unbalanced compositions
  4. 4. Mostly shot in gloomy greys, blacks and whites.
  5. 5. deep focus or depth of field camera work
  6. 6. Juxtaposition of elements
  7. 7. Ominous shadows and skewed camera angles
  8. 8. Urban Night scenes with deep shadows, wet asphalt and dimly lit with low rent apartments.
  9. 9. Alienation of Protagonist by framing</li></li></ul><li>Femme Fatale<br /><ul><li>Some of the characteristics: Mysterious, Duplicitous, double-crossing, gorgeous, unloving, predatory, unreliable, irresponsible, manipulative and desperate, seductive
  10. 10. Often leads the main person into compromising dangers and deadly situations
  11. 11. Archetype of literature and art
  12. 12. Achieves hidden purpose by using her beauty, charm and sexual allure</li></li></ul><li>Cinematic sources<br /><ul><li> Deeply Influenced by German Expressionism which is an Artistic movement of the 1910’s and 1920’a that involved theatre, photography, painting, sculpture and architecture as well as cinema.
  13. 13. Plots and Themes often taken from adaptations of American Literary works
  14. 14. Most of the early film noir films were detective thrillers because of this</li></li></ul><li>Moods of Film Noir<br /><ul><li> Melancholy
  15. 15. Alienation
  16. 16. Bleakness
  17. 17. Disillusionment
  18. 18. Disenchantment
  19. 19. Pessimism
  20. 20. Ambiguity
  21. 21. Moral Corruption
  22. 22. Evil
  23. 23. Guilt
  24. 24. Desperation
  25. 25. Paranoia</li></li></ul><li>Characters in Film Noir<br /><ul><li>Heroes or Anti-Heroes, corrupt characters and villains included: detectives or private eyes, cops, gangsters, government agents, a lone wolf, socio-paths or killers, crooks, war veterans, politicians, petty criminals, murderers.
  26. 26. Were often morally-ambiguous low-lifes from the dark and gloomy underworld of violent crime and corruption</li></li></ul><li>Famous film noir directors<br /><ul><li>Howard Hawks
  27. 27. Orson Welles
  28. 28. John Huston
  29. 29. Billy Wilder
  30. 30. Edgar Ulmer
  31. 31. Douglas Sirk
  32. 32. Robert Siodmak
  33. 33. Fritz Lang
  34. 34. Otto Preminger
  35. 35. Henry Hathaway</li></li></ul><li>Some Film Noir Films<br /><ul><li>The Falcon Takes Over – Irving Reis
  36. 36. The Big Sleep – Howard Hawks
  37. 37. In a Lonely Place – Nicholas Ray
  38. 38. The Asphalt Jungle – John Huston
  39. 39. Key Largo – John Huston
  40. 40. Laura – Otto Preminger
  41. 41. The Lady from Shanghai – Orson Welles
  42. 42. The Woman in the Window – Fritz Lang </li>
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