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Noir movie greats: original and modern day

November 2nd, 2020

“Film Noir” is a stylish and artistic movie genre based upon suspenseful stories, detective stories, crime dramas, and tragic romances (and many times, all of the above.) They were made between the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. These timeless films are known for high contrast lighting, acting, gorgeous art direction, and stunning cinematography. They started off in tradtional black and white versions and have grown into sumptuous color versions. Classic film noir films include The Big Sleep with Bogie & Bacall, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce with Joan Crawford, In a Lonely Place, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Notorious, Gilda, The Maltese Falcon, and more. Modern-day noir-influenced productions include the comedy Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, L.A. Confidential (based on the book by acclaimed crime writer James Ellroy), and the reimagined Perry Mason on HBO. Happy viewing!