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09/19/2009 04:23:55 PM · #1
Shadowy photography with low-key lighting, often stark or high contrast, with subjects that are downbeat, hard-bitten, cynical, perhaps menacing. Usually in black and white. See:
AMC Filmsite: Film Noir

Pronunciation: \-'nwär

Think of movies from the 1940's and 1950's such as The Maltese Falcon, Murder My Sweet, Double Indemnity, and Touch of Evil... though strictly speaking, film noir is not a genre, but rather the mood, style, point-of-view, or tone of a film. See:
List of film noir

Previously suggested in another thread by 21_F.gif Jutilda, among others.

09/19/2009 05:29:18 PM · #2
+1
09/19/2009 05:38:36 PM · #3
+2
09/19/2009 06:27:31 PM · #4
+3
09/22/2009 08:46:57 AM · #5
Yeah, I suggested that a bit ago. I guess there aren't enough fans of it. It is a great idea though. Mostly low key, with some cool lighting. I dig it.
09/22/2009 09:10:41 AM · #6
Many requests (Judy's request someone else's request), unfortunately no action taken :(

+5

The style is noir, film noir; the time is now.

Message edited by author 2009-09-22 09:11:14.
09/22/2009 09:17:14 AM · #7
I'd love to have a go at this!!
09/22/2009 09:50:57 AM · #8
Sounds awesome. I am so in.
09/22/2009 09:52:39 AM · #9
let's do it!
09/22/2009 11:42:45 AM · #10
I guess the wrong people dislike it or the wrong people like it.

Maybe if I pretend to trash the idea?
09/22/2009 12:48:04 PM · #11
This would be a great challenge!
09/22/2009 12:56:18 PM · #12
Sign me up!
09/22/2009 06:50:53 PM · #13
Originally posted by posthumous:

I guess the wrong people dislike it or the wrong people like it.

Maybe if I pretend to trash the idea?


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09/22/2009 07:40:03 PM · #14
The-challenge-that-is-three-years-in-the-requesting-perhaps-it's-time-even-jp-will-play bump
09/22/2009 07:42:24 PM · #15
I dig this idea!
09/22/2009 07:43:53 PM · #16
Originally posted by posthumous:

I guess the wrong people dislike it or the wrong people like it.

Maybe if I pretend to trash the idea?


Originally posted by the right people:

Ok, ok, what about just a Noir Challenge? That way people have more options and ideas to shoot (ex. Neo-Noir films like Pulp Fiction, Taxi Driver, LA Confidential, etc.)


Message edited by author 2009-09-22 19:44:28.
09/22/2009 07:56:01 PM · #17
I would very much like to see this challenge happen as well. Not that my opinion holds any sway ...

Let's get it on!!!!!
09/23/2009 09:25:34 PM · #18
Well if Erick's in then I'm shooting for second place. :)

A bump a day until this challenge is finally -finally- on.
09/23/2009 09:28:38 PM · #19
A most excellent idea.
09/27/2009 04:51:13 PM · #20
Bumpaloo!

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09/27/2009 04:53:29 PM · #21
This suggestion is great! I think it would produce some fabulous shots.
09/27/2009 05:36:22 PM · #22
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12/18/2009 01:26:29 AM · #23
Saw this topic mentioned in this thread

DPChallenge Past, Present and Future

This is the third time this topic has been suggested (21_F.gif jutilda's suggestion quoted in the original post)

Film Noir

Message edited by author 2009-12-18 01:27:01.
12/18/2009 07:54:33 AM · #24
I was gonna say "Low Key is very similar," but then 21_N.gif pawdrix proved me wrong. So +1 for the suggestion. Urban Decay entries seem to be attracting a lot of comments, I could see Film Noir entries doing the same.
12/18/2009 08:34:54 AM · #25
I love film noir and a very similar feel in art/photographic terms is 'Chiaruscuro' (Italian for light & dark).
Call it this instead and it is right up there with all the other photographic styles.

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