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Anyone interested film noir of films produced now should check out a cable TV series called "Better Call Saul". It's shown on AMC and I think it's available January. Some of the same people that worked on Breaking Bad are working this one too. The protagonist is Jimmy McGill and he has an older lawyer brother that worked for a high level law firm but then had mental problem and now can't have anything electrical in his home. Visitors have to leave their cell phones in the mail box outside. There are lots of night scenes and in his brother's home during the day, soft light flickers through the window treatment. It is film noir, but it is shot in color. The cinematography is excellent.

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It has been said that the classic black and white film noir of the 1950s didn't die, it just moved out of the movie theaters and onto television. When that happened we got all that great black & white photography, night shooting with wet streets, and police procedural "realism" in such popular shows as Peter Gunn, Naked City, Dragnet, Highway Patrol, The Fugitive, and others. These shows even used a lot of the old noir movie actors. And they evolved over time into the more sophisticated shows we have today, like those in the long-running Law & Order series and its spinoffs. Yet this aspect of "neo-noir" didn't get mentioned in the course. 

 

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It has been said that the classic black and white film noir of the 1950s didn't die, it just moved out of the movie theaters and onto television. When that happened we got all that great black & white photography, night shooting with wet streets, and police procedural "realism" in such popular shows as Peter Gunn, Naked City, Dragnet, Highway Patrol, The Fugitive, and others. These shows even used a lot of the old noir movie actors. And they evolved over time into the more sophisticated shows we have today, like those in the long-running Law & Order series and its spinoffs. Yet this aspect of "neo-noir" didn't get mentioned in the course. 

 

-- Fred

Agree, also check out Darren McGavin's "Mike Hammer" based on a combination of Mickey Spillane's original character and noted pulp fiction writer Frank Kane's NYC based detective Johnny Liddell, there are some great noir-ish episodes in the series.

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Agree, also check out Darren McGavin's "Mike Hammer" based on a combination of Mickey Spillane's original character and noted pulp fiction writer Frank Kane's NYC based detective Johnny Liddell, there are some great noir-ish episodes in the series.

A few years ago one of the new over the air stations was showing the Mike Hammer series with McGavin.  Very entertaining little shows, but they stopped.  The series is available on DVD though.

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