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Film-Noir


Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression.

  • 2:00:06 His Kind of Woman (1951)

    His Kind of Woman (1951)

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    Nick Ferraro, deported crime boss, needs to re-enter the USA. His plan involves "honest" gambler Dan Milner, who's subjected to a series of "misfortunes," then bribed to take a trip to Mexico. En route, Dan meets chanteuse Lenore Brent, truly his kind of

  • 1:00:02 Follow Me Quietly (1949)

    Follow Me Quietly (1949)

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    For six months, a strangler has terrorized the city. Calling himself The Judge, he's a self-appointed destroyer of 'evil' who only strikes on rainy nights. Police Lieut. Harry Grant is obsessed with catching him but has failed so far, despite varied clues

  • 04:15 Sage-Femme De Première Classe (1902)

    Sage-Femme De Première Classe (1902)

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  • 08:49 Alice in Wonderland (1903)

    Alice in Wonderland (1903)

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    Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dres

  • 26:54 Scrooge / A Christmas Carol (1923)

    Scrooge / A Christmas Carol (1923)

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    Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to help him change his selfish ways and redeem his soul. An early silent

  • 13:54 A Corner in Wheat (1909)

    A Corner in Wheat (1909)

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    A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film continues to contrast the ironic differences between the lives of

  • 23:02 Eine Stunde / One Hour (1940)

    Eine Stunde / One Hour (1940)

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  • 1:01:02 Popular Dick Tracy (1945)

    Dick Tracy (1945)

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    Dick is faced with a series of brutal murders in which the victims, all from different social and economic backgrounds, are viciously slashed to pieces. Suspects abound but Tracy, getting a clue that there will be fifteen murders in all, must find the com

  • 2:01:57 Popular A Place in the Sun (1951)

    A Place in the Sun (1951)

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    The young and poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) leaves his religious mother and Chicago and arrives in California expecting to find a better job in the business of his wealthy uncle Charles Eastman. His cousin Earl Eastman advises him that there are

  • 02:57 Popular Pour Secouer La Salade (1902)

    Pour Secouer La Salade (1902)

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  • 03:49 Popular La Première Gamelle (1902)

    La Première Gamelle (1902)

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  • 07:25 Popular The Prince of Darkness (1900)

    The Prince of Darkness (1900)

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    In this picture some very remarkable effects are obtained by the reversal of the motion of the negative. A man comes home, somewhat under the influence of liquor, and starts to remove his outer clothes. As fast as he removes each article and throws it fro

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