Film Noir


Film noir is a form of stylised crime drama originating in 1940s and 50s Hollywood characterised by low-key lighting and black-and-white photography influenced by the visual style of German Expressionism.

The first “true” film noir is commonly regarded to be Boris Ingster’s Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

Notable directors include John Huston, director of The Maltese Falcon (1941), Key Largo (1948) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950); and Billy Wilder, director of Double Indemnity (1944) and The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Boulevard (1950).

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