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"Page 63 of HOW TO BE A [FILM NOIR] complete with diagrams--and your father offered me a drink!"
Posted by Don Malcolm on 2/10/2018, 4:45 pm
From BFI's approach to defining film noir. Clearly there will be some objections to these thirteen elements. But (leading up to something more involved...) not all of these can be dismissed as lapdogs to the ideology half-baked into the "hard-boiled paradigm"...
...but clearly there is a great deal of work left to be done.