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  1. All the noir elements are present ... acute camera angles/points of view, deep shadows, startling sounds, juxtapositioning, the sense of foreboding (the calm before the storm), the view beginning with the larger world and narrowing down to the child's world, the repetitive singing of the song about the "Black Man" (read bogeyman) coming to get you, the tension created by the feeling that something's going to happen ... and it isn't going to be good, the ominous shadow of the ostensible evil in the silhouette on the warning posted on the lamp pole, and the manner in which the figure represented by the silhouette speaks to the child. All of these elements and more contribute to a mood of darkness, impending danger and doom, and an inevitability of it all.
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