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  1. I think that this statement does not actually get at the influence for film noir. Yes, the Nazis did force several prominent directors to leave Germany, many of whom were either the best known German Expressionist directors or the students of those directors. However, those directors were driven out because they were Jewish. Their heritage and the continual threat to their safety by not just the Nazis, but by their neighbors as well, led them to flee Europe. They went to Hollywood because it was one of the safest places for Jews at that time. The pessimism and dread of film noir, I would argue
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