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Multicultural Film Film Noir
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What is Film Noir? “Black film” American style (1941-1958) Name given by French critics after WWII Noir? Low-key lighting Dark subject
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Characteristics Tough-guy protagonists, seductive femmes fatales Storylines: crime, corruption, etc. Genre or style? Themes:
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The Noir Style Conventions: Heavy shadows Low lighting Extreme juxtaposition between shots Flashback-style narration with voiceover Fast-paced
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Origins The end of American
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Unformatted text preview: innocence and the American Dream Source material from crime fiction Corruption; fast-paced dialogue Noir Archetypes The anti-hero: the Private Eye Unintellectual, but sharp wit The Spider Woman/Femme Fatale Independence, power The Nurturing Julie Grossman: Film Noirs Femme Fatales Real or imagined? Impressions dominated by a few roles Inflexible expectations Are all independent women evil?...
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