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Transgression (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

Uncertainty is one of the constant characteristics of noir stories. Goals and characters fined themselves in a situation of unbalance, therefore the possibility of transgression – both willing and accidental – becomes very likely. Transgression…



Jazz (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When I say ‘film noir jazz’ what do you think? A slow, moody kind of jazz, usually with a trumpet solo? I thought you’d say that. Truth is, jazz had basically nothing to do with…


Innuendo (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When the popularity of films became apparent in the 1920s as throngs of viewers milled to the motion picture theatres, moralists already started calling for a set of rule. Movies always addressed what people most…



Femme Fatale (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

It is probably no accident that the abundance of film exhibiting the femme fatale coincided with an advancement in the economic and social position of women. In a narrative that is predominantly male, the femme…



1940s Film Noir - CHIAROSCURO (AtoZ Challenge 2017) - In film noir, chiaroscuro helped with many aspect: set and light management, expression of mood, suggestion of the characters' soul

Chiaroscuro (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

Chiaroscuro is an Italian world that literally means ‘light-dark’ and is a visual technique that was first used by Baroque painters. It was a form of studio lighting that would cast harsh shadow and design…



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