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Generic Conventions Of Film Noir

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Generic Conventions Of Film Noir

  1. 1. Generic Conventions Of Film Noir<br />Group 10 – Jordan Robinson<br />
  2. 2. Characters<br />Corrupt Cops<br />Alienated Protagonist<br />Misogynistic Men<br />Femme Fatale<br />
  3. 3. Visual Style<br />Low Key Lighting<br />Shadows Cast By Venetian Blinds<br />Dutch Angles<br />Low Angle Shots<br />Wide Angle Lenses<br />Shots Of Characters Reflection In One Or More Mirrors<br />Night For Night Filming (Instead Of Day For Night)<br />From The 1940’s Location Shooting Became Frequent<br />
  4. 4. Iconography<br />Dark Sidewalks<br />Rain Drenched Streets<br />Flashing Neon Signs<br />City Is Villainous/Hostile<br />Alcohol/Alcoholics<br />Cigarettes<br />Guns<br />Trench Coats <br />
  5. 5. Themes<br />Transgression Of Social Norms<br />Someone Evil Going Against What You Would Normally Expect<br />Taboo<br />
  6. 6. Settings<br />Urban Setting – LA, New York, San Francisco and Chicago<br />Thought Of In The Sense Of A Labyrinth<br />Bars<br />Lounges<br />Nightclubs<br />Gambling Den’s<br />Industrial Setting – Refineries, Factories, Train-yards and Power Plants<br />
  7. 7. Narrative Devices<br />Convoluted Storylines<br />Flashbacks<br />Voiceover Narration<br />Classic Noir Usually From A First Person Narrative<br />

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