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Posted on March 18th, 2013, by

Noir is a trend in American cinema of the 1940s – early 1950s, which captures the atmosphere of pessimism, mistrust, frustration and cynicism, which were characteristic to the period in American society during World War II and the early years of the Cold War. Classic film noir era began with the film “The Maltese Falcon”¯ (1941). Among the filmmakers who created famous films noir are Robert Sodmak, Otto Preminger and Fritz Lang, also Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock contributed to the development of that genre. There is no consensus about the nature of film noir between cinema historians and experts, but a broad overview of different perspectives on this issue were made by John Belton in “Knight Rider film noir”¯ […]

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