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a The genre film noir is a french term referring to a kind of urban American genre that sprang up after World War II Archetypal film noir revolve around an existentially despairing universe where there is no escape from mean city streets loneliness and death Flash-Back A brief history of film p588 The term film noir conjures up a series of generic and fashionable traits from certain Hollywood pictures of the 1940s and 1950s More than night pI Film noir originated in America emerging out of a synthesis of hard-boiled fiction and German expressionism Film noir genre is most of the time a black an white movie because it accentuates the shadows and also the suspense of the film Film noir also involve a strong atmosphere of dread and paranoia In film noir we often see scene in the shadows and with a really dark atmosphere The genre is really a specific one because there is many structures that are applied toit Film noir are often using flash back story to put people in a suspense mood and to show the story in a moment that the director want too Another element that is a characteristic of film noir is that the story is develloped in an urban environment we saw big old building and stores almost with anybody Usually the actions in film noir are during the night or when its dark like if it is in a house there will be a lot of shadows and also a style of lighting emphasizing harsh shafts and dramatic streuks of lights and darks Flash-Back A brief history of film p 588 There is often tension between the characters in tbis genre because the protagonist often put himself in situation that impose a compromise Sometimes in film noir there is scenes where its noir or that the ground is wet this is to emphasis the darkness side and the plot of the movie Sometimes the
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