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Film Noir: 1940-1950s

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Film Noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, 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. 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.
Characters like Sam Spade, Philipp Marlowe, Norma Desmond, or Veda Pierce. Wondering what to wear? Ladies, it’s time for a new slinky black number with seemed stockings or a bold red dress.  For you fellas, pull out your fedora and trench coat, and keep those brass knuckles in the top coat pocket at the ready.