This lecture has me seriously looking at which catagory films noir fit into. I feel that it is afilm movement that inspired its unique style and genre. It looks like nothing else being made in Hollywood at the time. Perhaps it is a diservice to put films noir is a neatly packaged box with a label. It's pretty fitting for it not to need a label. I will be interested to see how my perception changes throughout the course as I learn more about the histoy and legacy of film noir.