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Noir Film by Mind Map: Noir Film
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Noir Film

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Technical Codes & conventions

extreme high/low angles

extreme use of lighting

shadows

darkness

black & white film stock

mise en scene

(french word for everything in the frame)

limited settings

Typical Plots

Crime

violence

rape/ sex

theft

scarlet street - kitty steals from chris

romance

thelma jordan - affair, affairs

detective and madeleine- strong bond

thelma and assistant - become close

scarlet street - kitty & johnny, kitty & chris

wealth/money

scarlet street

envy

thelma jordon - cleve is jealous because he thinks thelma still has feelings for her husband

murder

scarlet street - chris

two women (carlotta and madeleine) suicide in the same building (bell tower)

flashback at the beginning of the story. Of dead man laying dead in pool.

thelma's aunt found murdered

''sunset boulevard'' - main plot.

starts with a dead man laying dead in swimming pool, Joe (main character) needs to earn some money. Meets Norma and she offers him a job. Joe starts to see Betty Behind Norma's back. Norma attemps suicide. Joe Leaves, And as he walks away, Norma shoots him three times in the back. Falls dead in swimming pool.

vertigo-pschological, thriller, romance and murder

Narrative conventions

the way in which the plot unfolds. Narrative is NOT the detail of the plot but more about the methods used to tell the story. There are several theories about narrative.

complex

non linear

voice over

the story is explained in more detail  usually a man normally a main character (protagonist)

(narrator)

flashbacks/flashforwards

HISTORY

noir films over 50 years ago

usually in black and white

Romance, Comedy, Horror

noir films has its unique style of making a film

Characters

Femme fatale

'sunset boulevard' women are sly.

scarlet street - kitty

vertigo

thelma leads cleve on

Victim

scarlet street - kitty & chris

Crime fighters

detectives, detective john

vigilantes

police

Hero

The good woman

Heroine

female hero - good woman character

psychologically derranged

the two characters (vertigo)