For almost 20 years, from the early 1940s to late in the 1950s, Film Noir (or "black film") swept Hollywood. Film Noir is associated with low-key black and white filming that creates an atmosphere of dark and mysterious which results in loads of cinematic drama. Interestingly, Film Noir is not technically a genre, it's more a description of the look and mood of the film. From FilmSite.org:
"..early noir film-makers didn't even use the film designation (as they would the labels 'western' or 'musical'), and were not conscious that their films would be labeled noirs."My image is inspired by The Big Sleep (1946) where Humphrey Bogart plays a private detective who gets entangled in a rich family's complex crime.
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