Film Noir: why has its appeal lasted so long?
I am not a huge fan of Film Noir, but know some folks who are. So I am curious: what is the special appeal of this movie genre and what about it still draws fans today?
Simple, Film Noir represents America's golden age in film. Some of the greatest American films where Noirs or at least filmed around that time. It's no different then the New Wave movement that swept across Franch in the 60s.In fact it was the French who where inspired by those early American films who dubbed the term Noir. Before then the whole genre was non-existent.
Maybe it's just me, but I think a lot of people love the old movies because they had interesting plots yet weren't filled with all of the cussing and gratuitous sex. There also aren't a lot of special affects to draw your attention away from the main action. The focus of the writers, producers, actors, and the people who watch them is the story being told.
Some of them have a dark and brooding air with a feeling of danger. Others are light hearted and give a feeling of being carefree. Others make you feel safe and secure. The point is you are aware of the film, the old time quality that went into them is apparent also I think the black and white film adds another dimension .
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