Film Noir

This Fascinating Video Explains What Every Christopher Nolan Movie Has in Common

Director Christopher Nolan's latest movie <i>Dunkirk</i> has already been hailed as his finest work ahead of its release.<p>The film itself—a heady World War II …

Christopher Nolan

Surrender to Oxbow's Choppy New Film Noir Video for "Host"

The clip is taken from the experimental stalwarts' new album, 'Thin Black Duke,' and was directed by Chris Purdie.<p>On <i>Thin Black Duke</i>, their seventh album in a 30-year career, the gentlemen of Oxbow offer up some of their most elegantly crafted, if not outright refined, chaos. While we examined the …

Music

15 Tattoos That You Totally Get If You've Ever Taken An Art History Class

The ink-envy is real.<p>Posted on July 10, 2017, 23:16 GMT<p>Getty Images / Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed<p>1. This tattoo that looks like it was done by Picasso, himself.<p>2. These surrealist tattoos that Dali would've called "hallucinogenic."<p>3. This femme fatale who looks like she came right out of a film noir.<p>4. …

Art History

Cinematheque announces its summer film noir lineup!

William Gargan and Janis Carter in Night Editor.<p>In what’s become a Vancouver/Cinematheque tradition, every summer brings a new lineup of classic noir …

Film noir musical opens this weekend!

Cast members from City of Angels, a Tony Award-winning film noir musical opening at Performance Works July 8.Warm temperatures, bright blazing …

Los Angeles

Great Job, Internet!: Let’s remember San Francisco’s glorious history as the home of film noir

In the peak American film noir years from 1940 to 1960, an astonishing number of these movies took place in the scenic west coast city of San Francisco. Fandor’s new video, “Shadows In The Fog: Classic San Francisco Film Noir” points out that as many as 70 of these films were set in the city by the …

San Francisco

Here Are 3 Major Lessons from the Larson Studios Hacking Fiasco

Larson Studios was hacked, and the fallout from the breach has lessons for everyone in the industry.<p>Larson Studios does post-production sound on a …

Filmmaking

'The Big O Complete Collection' Blu-Ray Review: Ye Not Guilty

Following the success of series like <i>Cowboy Bebop</i> across the world, Sunrise brought forth the likes of <i>The Big O</i> at the end of the 90s. A fascinating merging of film noir and mecha, it amassed a big fanbase in the West. Well, now it’s finally come home on Blu-ray and it looks wonderful.<p>The show is …

Anime

Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate …

Cinematography

How to Convey Tone in Your Screenplay

<i>By: Ben Larned</i> One of the biggest screenwriting challenges is figuring out how to distinguish your work from the hundreds of others waiting in the …

Writing

Cannes: Film Noir Festival to Launch in Corsica

Profundo Nero - International Noir Film Festival will debut on the picturesque Mediterranean island in June 2018, with Chinese mega-star Zhao Wei …

Crime Drama

Why Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies are wowing Cannes

Jung Byung-Gil, director of “The Villainness”, poses for a photo at a cinema in Seoul. Image: AFP/Ed Jones<p>Beyond the gleaming towers of modern …

Korean Peninsula

Hear 4+ Hours of Jazz Noir: A Soundtrack for Strolling Under Street Lights on Foggy Nights

Nowadays few crowds seem less likely to harbor criminal intent than the ones gathered to listen to jazz, but seventy, eighty years ago, American …

Jazz

Real Life Film Noir in San Francisco

When Pamela Gentile was studying filmmaking, she enjoyed shooting stills on her friends’ movie projects. But she discovered that photography was her true calling after she saw “Citizen Kane” and realized Orson Welles was only 23 when he made perhaps the greatest movie in American cinema history.<p>“I …

Photojournalism

Why Korea's 'film noir' movies are wowing Cannes

View photos<p>More<p>Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea's years of dictatorship, violence and …

Korean Peninsula

Watch The New '68 Video For The Workers Are Few

<b>’68 have revealed a new music video!</b><p>The Workers Are Few is the latest single to be lifted from their upcoming record, Two Parts Viper, which is out …

Music Videos

The Naked Forest: ‘Twin Peaks’ and Film Noir

<b>A video essay explores connections on the surface and below.</b><p>While it can be extremely difficult to classify <i>Twin Peaks</i> — is it drama? Horror? A …

TV

Utah Opera's Don Giovanni goes Film Noir

Utah Opera’s 2016-2017 season closes with one of Mozart’s most popular operas, <i>Don Giovanni</i>. The 2016-17 season has been marked by serious operas with …

Opera

The 15 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Noir Films

Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a …

Science Fiction

Logan Noir is a sweet, silly attempt to drag out Hugh Jackman’s goodbye

It’s alright, Hugh deserves it<p>The one-night-only theatrical release of a new black-and-white cut of <i>Logan</i> was announced just three weeks in advance, with director James Mangold boasting a “sumptuous” experience for hardcore fans, and theaters announcing a black-and-white dress code for attendees. …

Movies

The 15 Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Noir Films

Gattaca. Image: Columbia Pictures<p>Putting the tantalising mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is …

Science Fiction

From film noir to teen drama: The films and tv shows that led to Twin Peaks.

Warning: Spoilers may follow for <i>Twin Peaks</i>.<p><i>Twin Peaks</i> has been an influence on many films and tv shows, like <i>Broadchurch</i>, <i>Bates Motel</i>, <i>The Killing</i>, <i>Mad</i> …

Crafting the Dark Film Noir of 1947 Los Angeles in ‘Archer: Dreamland’

Executive producer Matt Thompson and art director Chad Hurd share artwork and behind the scenes production insights into the highly-stylized Season 8 …

Animation

How to Light for a Film Noir Look

Whether it's a style or a genre, film noir has that signature high contrast look we've seen in many old black and white films. Modern filmmakers also …

Cinematography

FILM NOIR: How to get the Classic Black White Style

5/05/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>Film Noir is one of the most fun styles to create! From The Maltese Falcon to Touch of Evil, it is easily one …

Portrait Photography

Fun Video Shows 10 Ways to Light Yourself, and the Moods they Create

Simple differences in the quality of light on a face can have a significant impact on how a person is perceived. I'm always a sucker for seeing how …

Portrait Photography

Recreating the Bold Look of Classic Film Noir

This video shows you several cinematic techniques that will help create the iconic look of film noir.<p>How slick is film noir? Not only did it dominate …

The Fall of Modern Movie Manhood

Under these terms, the femme fatale of film noirs is as pernicious a patriarchal construct as that which proliferated in the gynephobic decadent art …

Feminism

Joan Crawford in… Flesh & Blood Will Get NYC Reading

Leslie Becker and James Moye lead the readings of the film noir parody by Joe Major.<p><i>Joan Crawford in… Flesh & Blood,</i> a film noir parody by playwright …

Joan Crawford

Tories take cues from the drama of film noir in new video attacking Corbyn’s security policies

The Conservatives have released a new video attacking the Labour leader’s views on national security, using the drama of monochrome film clips, a …

Jeremy Corbyn