Arts Movies Genres Film Noir
Film noir ("black film") was named by French film critics and refers to the dark or shadowed look and mood of an American film style influenced by German expressionism. Plots center on events that often occur at night, and the characters tend to be cynical and disillusioned, but usually likeable. The male protagonist faces a moral dilemma or threat and there is usually an alluring, sassy, dangerous woman. The dialog tends to be crisp and often witty.
These films evolved in the 1940s and lasted in a classic period until about 1960.

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Classic Noir Online
The Hardboiled World of Classic Film Noir includes articles, recommendations and more than 600 films.
Dark City - Film Noir and Fiction
Summaries, reviews and art work for noir films and books.
Film Noir
Descriptions of various sub-genres with synopses of example films to illustrate distinctions.
Film Noir
Overview of the development of film noir and literary noir in postwar America.
Film Noir Foundation
Non-profit educational foundation dedicated to furthering the genre through education, film preservation, talks and theatrical screenings.
Film Noir of the Week
Weblog with fan reviews of classic film noir and neo-noir.
Film Noir Prints by Guy Budziak
Gallery of woodcuts inspired by classic film noir imagery.
Film Noir Reader
In-depth essays and interviews with filmmakers.
Portal with reviews, articles, resources, posters, stills, and trailers.
MGM Film Noir
A look at three of the studio's films noirs: Desire Me, Keeper of the Flame and A Woman's Face.
Narrative Innovations in Film Noir
A look at one of the most important, and often overlooked, aspects of film noir: the form of the narrative.
Noir City
Author Eddie Muller introduces his books on film noir and the people who made the genre great.
The Noir Files
Reviews of vintage and neo-noir films.
Top Film-Noir Films
Internet Movie Database users vote for the top fifty all-time Film Noir movies.
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