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Reflections on Noir and Visual Storytelling

I watched 3 of the movies and they were all really disturbing.  The cinematography made them all more dramatic.   They all had dark themes and were all done in Noir style.

The man who wasn't there

This screenshot is from “The Man Who Wasn’t There”  The dramatic shadows in this screen shot show the intensity of the moment.  I like the light and the shadows cast on his face in this screen shot.

The Man Who Wasn't There 2

This is another shot from “The Man Who Wasn’t There”  This one is like the venetian blind effect but they used the jail bars instead.  The bright picture with the dark shadows is a dramatic effect.

Killers Kiss

This one is from the “Killers Kiss”.  It is a suspenseful moment in the film and the shadowy figures increase the suspense.   It also incorporates the grittiness of the city.


This is one of the final scenes from “Chinatown”  The urban night-scape and the fact that the heroine is in the car trying to escape  make this a classic noir shot.  This one is also showing the grittiness of the city.



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