What counts as "neo noir" in film?
I've looked extensively, and some sources include almost every crime drama ever made. Others say there's no such thing. Any ideas on specific movies, or elements in general?
A neo-noir (an updated version of the film noir crime films and whodunits of the 40's and 50's) is an updated noir that has a certain modernized element of style, themes or content. Film noirs and neo-noirs both usually fall under the thriller/suspense genres, and some gangster movies. Some good examples of neo-noirs are: Scarface, Dead Again, Motal Thoughts, Final Analysis, Basic Instinct, Deep Cover, Jennifer 8, Malice, The Last Seduction, The Usual Suspects, Bound, L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Go to http://hubpages.com/hub/Most-Memorable- … d-Suspense there's some neo-noirs there. Check out some of the other chapters of the "Most Memorable Villains Series" for more neo-noirs, they're all linked to each other.
Mr.daydream: that, i think, is a really broad definition. You don't think neo noir should retain any of the conventions that made noir such a distinct sub-genre of the crime thriller at all? For instance, apart from being shadowy and pertaining to solving crimes, the two Batman movies don't have much to do with what American noir was about. And Scarface, absolutely no way, in my book, is that a noir-ish movie in the least.
by William Thomas 5 years ago
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by Beth Perry 4 years ago
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by John Sarkis 6 years ago
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by jonjon751 8 years ago
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