Film Noir

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

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

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

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

Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea's years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have …

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

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> …

TV

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 …

Crime Drama

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

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

Worldbuilding: Creating a Specific Mood - OWS Ink, LLC

Remember Mood Rings? Back in the 70’s we were entranced with the thermal sensitive stone set in a simple gold or silver ring (most of which turned …

Crime Drama

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

Howard Norman's 'My Darling Detective' Pays Homage To Film Noir

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with writer Howard Norman about his new novel, <i>My Darling Detective</i>, which tells the story of a photograph and an auction in Halifax, Novia Scotia.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Howard Norman's new novel is set in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the core of the plot of "My Darling …

Crime Drama

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

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

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

M.A.C Just Dropped New Lip Kits to Obsess Over

This one's for the dark lip-lovers.<p>Last January, much to every "lip kit" lover's delight, M.A.C debuted duo sets of its most popular nude lipstick and lipliner colors. At $29, they were cheaper than buying products individually and, predictably, flew off shelves. Now, M.A.C is expanding the range …

Makeup

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