Saturday, June 22, 2013

Film Noir

     What is Film Noir? I'm so glad you asked. The movies that are considered to be Film Noir are from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. They are black and white, and are considered "black." Meaning, the movies are usually dark. With gangsters and crime, with drama. They are low key, with love and suspense.

     Movies included in the term "Film Noir" is as followed:

The Big Sleep (1946)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Laura (1944)
The Third Man (1949)
The Letter (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Christmas Holiday (1944)
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Notorious (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Dark Passage (1947)
The Paradine Case (1947)
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Key Largo (1948)

     The actors that I think of when I think of Film Noir is Robert Mitchum, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

     Do you love Film Noir too? What are some of your favorite of this classic type of film? Please post :)

1 comment:

  1. Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...
    truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD and Netflix through
    Vanguard Cinema (, and is currently
    debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal
    World Film Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring
    Sarah Strange ("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and
    Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the
    Glam/Punk songs "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst", "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire" and a
    dark orchestral score by Neil Burnett.


    ***** (Five stars) "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different...something you've never tasted
    before..." Film Threat
    "A black comedy about a very strange love triangle" Seattle Times
    "Consistently stunning images...a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, "Dark Arc" plays like a candy-coloured
    version of David Lynch. " IFC News
    "Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is...Don't see this movie sober!" Metroactive Movies
    "Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. " American Cinematheque