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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir

Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, ... Whether film noir qualifies as a distinct genre is a matter of ongoing debate ... Many films released from the 1960s onward share attributes with film noirs of the ..... Monogram created Allied Artists in the late 1940s to focus on this sort of ...

www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/nov/29/top-10-film-noir

Nov 29, 2013 ... It also marks the use of literary genre elements in the "real" world, a formula ... It qualifies as film noir for its appropriation of US postwar cinema in its .... starts with Diener/Hauser/Bates's haunting art nouveau poster for the film: ...

www.britannica.com/art/film-noir

Early examples of the noir style include dark, stylized detective films such as John ... Controversy exists as to whether film noir can be classified as a genre or  ...

www.filmsite.org/filmnoir.html

Film Noir (literally 'black film or cinema') was coined by French film critics (first by ... Important Note: Strictly speaking, film noir is not a genre, but rather the mood, ...

www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/film-noir-elusive-genre-2

Jul 23, 2014 ... Film noir is a peculiar genre; the directors who worked in film noir ... of Modern Art , “Lady in the Dark: Crime Films from Columbia Pictures, ...

www.librarypoint.org/what_is_film_noir

The actual words come from French and mean "black cinema. ... Some argue that it is a genre, while others contend that film noir is more of a tone or mood in the ...

researchguides.dartmouth.edu/filmgenres/noir

Sep 7, 2018 ... All sub-genres are covered including British, western and science fiction. ... Film noir guide : 745 films of the classic era, 1940-1959 by Michael ...

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/art-of-darkness-top-20-film-noirs-a7353866.html

Oct 10, 2016 ... The phrase film noir was first coined in 1946 by a group of French critics to ... film noir attracted some of cinema's greatest craftsmen including Orson ... in the genre such as Robert Siodmak, Fritz Lang and Otto Preminger.

www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/a-guide-to-film-noir-genre

Everybody in film noir is always smoking, as if to say, "On top of everything else, I' ve been assigned to get through three packs today." The best smoking movie of ...