Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Rules of Film Noir

Matthew Sweet explores his rules of 1940s and 50s American film noir thrillers:
* Choose a dame with no past and a hero with no future
* Use no fiction but pulp fiction
* See America through a stranger's eyes
* Make it any color as long as it's black
* It ain't what you say, it's the way that you say it

2 comments:

Kathy Smart said...

Those are great rules. Both my daughters learned about Film Noir when studying film in high school. I wish that had been a subject in my day.

maximumz said...

Love this. Will copy it and post it somewhere easily accessible while rewriting mine