Old 03-19-2019   #281
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Old 03-19-2019   #282
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Benjamin, instead of telling us, show a film picture you made.
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I have enjoyed this thread immensely, but I want to complicate things for some of you at the risk of being didactic. So with my apology as a preface, here goes. "Film Noir" imagery is not about a B&W photograph simply...
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Old 04-24-2019   #285
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Originally Posted by filmtwit View Post
Ben - keep in mind what you're describing above is Story Noir, while this thread is about Noir Imagery. They are similar, but not the same thing.

I love this image. And I fiercely defend anyone's right to make mistakes in the pursuit of art. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with some of these images from a formal point of view, only -- respectfully -- that the distinction you are trying to make doesn't really make sense. If you can't imagine the image as part of a film that partakes of this sensibility then the image doesn't partake of the sensibility. The term "Noir" has a history -- it comes from film of a certain period, a point of view, and an aesthetic that goes along with it. The aesthetic is in service of the idea, though, so I don't get your central point.

Ironically, your wonderful picture is an excellent illustration of what I am talking about and would, I think, be perfectly at home in a noir film. BTW, the thread's title is "Film Noir" . . . so isn't that what all the pictures here are trying to illustrate?
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Old 05-07-2019   #287
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Is it noir?
It could be noir... she could be the main femme fatale .. sneering at Robert Mitchum for taking a shine to Gloria Graham and lighting her cigarette.
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Old 05-07-2019   #288
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I have a few that might qualify as film noir (ish). Though technically one of them is in color and might not be wholly representative.

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