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Sam Rohdie

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992637

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.001.0001

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Film noir

Film noir

(p.75) Film noir
Film Modernism

Sam Rohdie

Manchester University Press

Film noir is essentially a style, a night time film where shadows and murky grays predominate. Dim reflections and shimmering electric lights create an unstable, uneasy, disquieting space, a nightmare world of insecurity and danger. It was the qualities of unreality and threat in film noir and the themes of power and money that attracted Welles.

Keywords:   style, unreality, insecurity

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