Film Noir

Murder in Black & White

A man leaking blood from his chest, staggering down an empty street, the wet black pavement mirroring the dim globes of streetlamps. The scissoring …

Crime Drama

Archer season 8 is a film noir fantasy that almost forgets to be funny

Archer: Dreamland stumbles at first, but then a spoiled heiress saves the day.<p>It took eight seasons, but <i>Archer</i> has finally become the film noir it’s always wanted to be (alias: <i>Archer: Dreamland</i>).<p>The FXX cartoon started as loose riff on James Bond, as devastatingly handsome alcoholic spy Sterling …

TV Series

Archer Season 8 – A Film Noir Shift Proves the Show Can Do Anything It Wants

TV

Executive Producer Matt Thompson on the Ever-Changing World of ‘Archer’

Matt Thompson has been one of the driving forces behind FX’s <i>Archer</i> from the very beginning. Working alongside series creator Adam Reed, Thompson has …

TV

Jazz and Cocktails Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir By Jans B. Wager

Introduction<p>Nostalgia for the Lush Life<p>The title of this volume pays homage to “Lush Life,” the melancholy jazz song by William “Billy” Stray-horn, …

Jazz

‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Season 8 Goes Full Film Noir in Big Gamble That’s Already Paying Off

After the biggest "Archer" cliffhanger ever, Adam Reed takes a trip to "Dreamland" in another exciting genre experiment.<p>[<i>Editor’s Note: “Archer”</i> …

TV

Save Your Empty Food Box for This Great Lighting Effect

If you're into that film noir look à la "Double Indemnity" (and who isn't?), this is the tutorial for you. Using only an off-camera flash, a food …

Photography

Like Film Noir But Also Video Games? Bruce Might Be The Game For You

Logic Artists and IMGN.PRO have come up with a Film Noir inspired video game, which they’ve decided to call <i>Bruce</i>. Alright so it’s a film noir …

Game Development

12 Great Film Noirs on Netflix

For a full exploration of film noir, peruse our list of the 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time, which dove deep into the history of the genre. But if …

Netflix

The Paris Mouse by Sandra M. Gilbert

hunched over the greasy<p>burner on the stove<p>was <i>noir</i>, as in<p><i>film noir</i>, as in<p><i>cauchemar</i>,<p>as in <i>le nuit</i><p>not <i>blanche</i> but<p><i>noir</i>, the dream you can’t<p>wake up from, …

Crime Drama

Cult Critic Film Magazine Tech Tips: Lighting Techniques for Neo-Noir

<b>TECH TIPS</b><p><b>NOIR: LIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR NEO-NOIR</b><p>By Shailik Bhaumik <i><br>Image (above), Ryan Gosling from Drive (2011)</i><p><b>”There are no rules in filmmaking. Only</b> …

Cinematography

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Photoshop

Get Hip To IAMDECARLO With His New Single "Stand By Me"

Decarlo came out of the gate hard with his first single produced by Film Noir star Krs. The second single from the newcomer is outstanding and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Rationale & Artistry in B&W and Film Noir

There's just no denying that a photograph or a movie in black and white immediately makes the piece more 'artistic'. Why so? There's a video essay to …

Photography

5 Silhouette Photography Composition Tips

Learn how to make more mysterious photographs with silhouettes:<p>1. Film noir and silhouettes<p>If you’re new to film noir, I highly recommend the …

iPhoneography

Charlotte Olympia’s New Shoe Collection Had Its Own Movie Premiere at London Fashion Week

Designer Charlotte Dellal played a cameo role alongside her shoes.<p>It’s no secret that Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal has a penchant for …

Fashion

Film Noir: Adding Darkness to Your Story

<b>Film Noir</b> is one of those things that never really goes out of style, and it has the added (if occasionally perplexing) benefit of fluidity which …

Crime Drama

Video Essay Makes the Case for Black-and-White Film Noir’s Influence on ‘Breaking Bad’ — Watch

Also: what parodies get wrong about noir.<p>“Have you ever heard somebody say, ‘I can’t watch black-and-white movies?'” asks the creator of the Now You …

Filmmaking

Film Noir: The Case for Black & White

Now You See It uses film noir to point out the strengths of black and white films. The intense contrast and prominence of shadows and silhouettes put …

Photography

What Film Noir Can Teach Every Filmmaker About Cinematography

In the age of color film, the high-contrast black and white of classic film noir has something to teach every filmmaker.I'm sure we've all met people …

Filmmaking

How To Have Fun With Makeup Again

"Don't overthink it." That's makeup artist Nick Barose's advice when we ask him what the secret is to wearing bold color all over your face—and …

Fashion

Dollhouse PS4 and PC Set to Come to PS4 Later This Year

Narrative Film Noir Horror Game “Dollhouse” Set to Come to PS4 Later This Year<p>January 31, 2017 Written by Alex Co<p>In a press release, publisher …

PlayStation

Framed for Noir: Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’ and Rian Johnson’s ‘Brick’

How the two best examples of Neo-Noir respect the aesthetics of their father genre.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Filmmaking

Premiere: Jack Killen - 'Renegade'

Future-pop with a film noir slant...<b>Jack Killen</b> excels in frosted synth pop, with his brooding songwriting recalling Leonard Cohen's 80s …

Crime Drama

Ad of the Day: Campari’s Lavish Film Noir Takes a Dark Turn on the Road to La La Land

Clive Owen has cemented his status as today’s go-to star for extended brand films. Late last year he reprised his role at the enigmatic Driver in …

Advertising Industry

4 Reasons Why “Double Indemnity” Is The Best Film Noir Ever

<i>“Office memorandum, Walter Neff to Barton Keyes, Claims Manager. Los Angeles, July 16th, 1938. Dear Keyes: I suppose you’ll call this a confession</i> …

Crime Drama

Saving the film noir era

When Eddie Muller opened his email one day in 2012, he found an odd and brief message asking for his home phone number. He answered in one word: …

Truffaut, Kar Wai, Film Noir and …

… Mistletoe. Happy New Year everyone! May it be a good year! Now, this being the week of the Golden Globes, let’s talk movies, shall we? Or better …

Filmmaking

In Review: Wired Volume One

<b></b><b>The Book: WIRED</b> is a noir science fiction piece with elements of horror, that is loosely based in Scotland.Set in a world where things ‘are’ usually …

Comics

Best Photography Tutorials 2016: Brighten up, go retro & learn Photoshop CC 2016 features

Check out the most popular tips from photographer Tigz Rice from this year.

Photoshop