3.17 - Crime Films Part I: Film Noir American Film Genres...

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Crime Films Part I: Film Crime Films Part I: Film Noir Noir
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American Film Genres American Film Genres Ganster film The western The musical Horror film
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Elements Elements Stories Characters Settings Imagery Repeated throughout genre The viewer does not see too much novelty EXCESSIVE novelty will place the film out side the genre
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Film Noir Film Noir Peak years are th 40s and 50s From the Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958) Dark pessimistic movies about crime, often with an urban setting
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Narrative Patterns Narrative Patterns Protagonist as a victims The main characters get in over their head Fate and fashion- action is foredoomed Flashback structure Confessional mode Narrator tells us how a killing happened then turned out to e him Voice over narration
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Noir Iconography (Images) Noir Iconography (Images) Hard light, low light cinematography A lot of light to create the images Shadow and darkness embody the threat, danger and
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