Blue Devils B Announce 2014 Program
The 1940s and 50s are considered to be the classic period of American film noir. During this period, funding for the films was low, and they lacked major stars. Essentially B movies, this production context gave the directors, writers, and producers little constraints when compared to the big pictures of the day. This freedom led to visual experimentation that would not only carve out noir’s niche in film making history, but greatly influence the future of cinematography as a whole. Noir’s film style is closely associated with the German Expressionist art movement; from which it borrows the use of shadows, angles, and story lines that were more risque than the typical romance and action movies of the time. As time progressed, so did subject material and technology, leading to what is now know as neo-noir.
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