Film Noir(ish)

film noir |ˌfilm ˈnwär|
a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder. —New Oxford American Dictionary

Multimedia Monday is short and sweet this week.


  4 comments for “Film Noir(ish)

  1. May 4, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    Plus angoisse que noir. Great black and white clip… another enticement to the city by the bay Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 4, 2015 at 5:44 AM

    This film is a small gem with its sweeping scenes that seem to dance across the screen. The monochrome works superbly to capture the drama.


    • May 4, 2015 at 5:55 AM

      It certainly stands out in this day and age of HD color video. Ω


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