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  1. I was thinking something similar. There're films considered 'noir' that I don't find to be the case. The other day I was watching The Naked City (1948) by Jules Dassin, and it's a movie that the general consensus considered noir, but I didn't find anything that could be said to be noir in that movie. It's more of a whodunnit with the novelty of being shot in the city. I don't think that for having a voiceover and a murder at the beginning it's a 'noir' -there isn't any depth or ambiguity to the characters to name one thing that could be said to be 'noir'. It seems that at some point, the
  2. I really love The Big Sleep, and I found that the fact the plot is convoluted makes it better. Not because it doesn't make sense, I'm sure it does, but the main thing for me is how the story progresess from each individual's agenda. It has that feeling of anything could happen because there are so many people involved that even the ones that aren't involved in the same situation (like the lovers of Carmen or Agnes's secretary) end up involved all the same. It's sort of depending on what Phillip Marlowe finds to determine if something plays a part in the grand scheme of things; on every encount
  3. That whole opening sequence it's really good. The clip provided starts when the scene has already established, but seing from the beginning it's played as sort of long take with a few cuts. When the two men enter the counter, it starts providing all of these details, like how they enter from different doors, how one is always looking to the door while talking to the dinner's owner, or the slowly pan to reveal there's another customer at the bar. It's a really well thought out sequence. And even if you just listen to the conversation in that scene, it inmediately hits you that there's somet
  4. I think German Expressionism in films brought the 'novelty' of creating a mood with external elements, set design, camera and such. So its influence applies to a vast list of movies. In the case of noir I don't find a direct line with it, but when noir movies tried to convey a mood it does with ligthing, camera angles, cinematography in general, so I wouldn't call it a red herring. I think it's not that of an direct influence. There are some recurring stylistic touches, but I find noir films more subdued, and I think are mainly about that setting of a particular mood -whether by the design of
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