A motion picture genre marked by grim
urban settings, cynical, bleakly
pessimistic characters, and starkly
shadowed photog...
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A lot of shadows, fog and mystery as well
as distortion to make the viewer feel
uneasy.
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Extreme
close ups

Depth
of field
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Mirror and
obscured
reflection
shots.
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Dutch tilts
& irregular
framing

Use of urban settings and street lamps.
Everyday settings to back alley and spookie...
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Use of
strong
lighting

Use of
rain and
weather
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Downbeat jazz
Heavy breathing
Sudden noises
Use of silence
Sounds of urban areas
Voice overs
Transitions between scenes, unlike
modern jump shots.
 Flashbacks – told non linearly
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Detective
Corrupt police
Gangsters
Protagonist
Heros
Criminal
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Greed
Love
Betrayal
Jealousy
Lust
Revenge
Corruption
Murder
Sex
Justice
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Voice over narration
Flack backs and fast-forward's
Elliptical
First person narrative
Convoluted ending
Good ...
Codes and conventions of film noir
Codes and conventions of film noir
Codes and conventions of film noir
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Codes and conventions of film noir

  1. 1. A motion picture genre marked by grim urban settings, cynical, bleakly pessimistic characters, and starkly shadowed photography.
  2. 2.  A lot of shadows, fog and mystery as well as distortion to make the viewer feel uneasy.
  3. 3.   Extreme close ups Depth of field  Mirror and obscured reflection shots.
  4. 4.   Dutch tilts & irregular framing Use of urban settings and street lamps. Everyday settings to back alley and spookier areas make viewing more uncomfortable
  5. 5.   Use of strong lighting Use of rain and weather
  6. 6.       Downbeat jazz Heavy breathing Sudden noises Use of silence Sounds of urban areas Voice overs
  7. 7. Transitions between scenes, unlike modern jump shots.  Flashbacks – told non linearly 
  8. 8.       Detective Corrupt police Gangsters Protagonist Heros Criminal
  9. 9.           Greed Love Betrayal Jealousy Lust Revenge Corruption Murder Sex Justice
  10. 10.       Voice over narration Flack backs and fast-forward's Elliptical First person narrative Convoluted ending Good cop, bad cop

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