Favourite Films Noirs

The term of “Film Noir” (literally “black film”) was invented by French film critics after the World War II, in 1946. The first critic who used this term was the French film critic Nino Frank. This kind of movie can be define as “a type of a crime film featuring cynical maleovolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music”.

Films noirs are often characterized by a male antihero, a femme fatale (“a very attractive woman who causes trouble or unhappiness for the men who becomes involved with her”), a murder and a lot of cigarette smoke! The Film noirs are captivating, glamorous, full of thrill, mystery and suspens. Some more recent movies payed a tribute to the Film noir like “Body heat” and “LA confidential”.

There are great videos paying tribute to Films noirs and Femmes Fatales :

Sources : http://www.merriam-webster.com/ ; http://www.filmsite.org/filmnoir.html ; http://www.imdb.com/ ; https://www.tumblr.com/ ; https://fr.pinterest.com/ ; lazlokovaks.blogspot.com ; thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com ; hyperallergic.com ; giphy.com/fanpop.com ; bettesmovieblog.blogspot.comhttps://www.youtube.com/ and quotesgram.com

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