Film Noir

Film Noir or literally translated Black Cinema. Notable because of it dark and downbeat style and detective and crime stories. This type of cinema arose post World War II. The themes the movies dealt with, alured the felling of the society at the time some of which were anxiety, pessimism, and suspicion. The term itself is not a genre but a type style that captured the ambience of the post war society. Double Indemnity Released 1944 is a prime example of a movie of this time period.  Billy Wilder’s use of lighting plot and camera movements exemplfies what types of movies were being made during this time. Right from the begining the dark mood was apparent with the begining shot a long shot of a car racing down the street  swerving to keep from hitting connstruction worker then an intersecting car. when Walter get to his office the his back is to the camera the entire time and we do not see his face untill he gets upstairs into his office and sits in his chair. I believe this scene is the most important scenes because it visually dipicts what the story is about and sets the overall tone for the movie. A tension was built due to the wait of seeing Fred MacMurray’s character, and forshadowed what was to come from this thriller.

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