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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.

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    Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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    A frightened woman is running barefoot on a highway, trying desperately to flag a car. After several cars pass her by, the woman sees another car approaching, and to make sure either the car stops - or, she's killed, she stands in the path of an on-coming

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  • 1:50:17 Popular Sunset Boulevard (1950)

    Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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    The story, set in '50s Hollywood, focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max

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  • 1:45:01 Popular The Third Man (1949)

    The Third Man (1949)

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    An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend,

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  • 1:25:15 Popular The Dark Mirror (1946)

    The Dark Mirror (1946)

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    A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers whi

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  • 1:56:46 Popular Sherlock Holmes (1916)

    Sherlock Holmes (1916)

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    When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters which could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case.

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  • 1:29:24 Popular Lumière Le Cinématographe 1895-1905 (2015)

    Lumière Le Cinématographe 1895-1905 (2015)

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    A selection of 114 short films produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière (most were directed by Louis and his team of cinematographers), restored in 4K and assembled in a single montage. Including a lot of unknown rarities (like alternate versions of E

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