Film noir

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Film noir

  1. 1. Film Noir ♥ The peek time of film noir was 1940 – 1950’s as this was during World War 2, so the creators could of got some themes from the relationship between the Americans.  
  2. 2. Settings <ul><li>Urban cities </li></ul><ul><li>Tall building/offices using low angle shots to look imposing. </li></ul><ul><li>Dark alley/side streets </li></ul><ul><li>Secrets and lies are kept in them. </li></ul><ul><li>Night time </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the film feel lonely and mysterious. Also it creates </li></ul><ul><li>lots of shadows. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Camera Angles <ul><li>Low Angles Shots – to make buildings or people appear threatening and imposing. </li></ul><ul><li>High Angles Shots – maybe makes the figure or object seem vulnerable or powerless. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characters <ul><li>Most of the characters in a film noir film are shady, quiet </li></ul><ul><li>and mysterious. </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-hero: Someone who is a hero but he does bad things </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. murdering people but he’s not bothered about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing: Characters wear big bagging clothes and maybe </li></ul><ul><li>a hat to hide their shame and guilt. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lighting <ul><li>Shadows – Shadows are used a lot in film noir as the shadow is showing that the character has a dark side. </li></ul><ul><li>Chiaroscuro – This is where light and dark is used to create a different feel. e.g. at the beginning of Casino Royale Bonds face is light and dark to show he has a good and evil side . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Themes <ul><li>In film noir there is many themes that appear in different film noir films: </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption, Crime, good/evil, Ambiguity, Greed, Redemption, Morality, Mystery, Self discovering, Secrets/Lies, betrayal, murder, dark romance. </li></ul>

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