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  • 1Film Noir — Cinéma …

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  • 2film noir — 1958, from French, lit. black film, from noir (12c.), from L. niger (see NEGRO (Cf. Negro)) …

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  • 3film noir — [film΄ nwär′] n. [Fr, lit., black film] a type of film, esp. of the 1940s and 1950s, fatalistic, pessimistic, or cynical in mood and often dealing melodramatically with urban crime and corruption …

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  • 4film noir — [ˌfılm ˈnwa: US ˈnwa:r] n plural films noirs (same pronunciation) [U and C] a film that deals with subjects such as evil, moral problems etc, often using a story about people involved in a crime and filmed in a way that seems dark or filled with… …

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  • 5film noir — [ ,fılm nwar ] noun uncount movies that present the world as a sad place in which the characters are caught in complicated or dangerous situations …

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  • 6film noir — film′ noir′ n. 1) sbz a motion picture genre marked by grim urban settings, cynical, bleakly pessimistic characters, and starkly shadowed photography 2) sbz a motion picture in this genre • Etymology: 1955–60; < F: lit., black film …

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  • 7Film noir — Two silhouetted figures in The Big Combo (1955). The film s cinematographer was John Alton, the creator of many of film noir s iconic images …

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  • 8Film noir — Der Begriff Film noir [filmˈnwaʀ] (frz. für „schwarzer Film“) bezeichnet ein Filmgenre oder – je nach Sichtweise – eine Stilrichtung des Films. Seine klassische Ära hatte der Film noir in den Vereinigten Staaten der 1940er und 1950er Jahre.… …

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  • 9film noir — /nwahr/ a motion picture with an often grim urban setting, photographed in somber tones and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism, and despair. [1955 60; < F: lit., black film] * * * (French; black film ) Film genre that offers&#8230; …

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  • 10film noir —    It is easy to identify STANLEY KUBRICK’s KILLER’S KISS (1955) and THE KILLING (1956) as examples of the kind of noir films that reflect the corruption of a postwar world. The term film noir was not in common use in the film industry itself at&#8230; …

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  • 11Film noir — Le film noir est plus un courant qu un genre cinématographique apparu aux États Unis et fortement inspiré des nouvelles de détective de Dashiell Hammett ou Raymond Chandler, elles mêmes dérivées du naturalisme, un mouvement littéraire basé sur le …

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  • 12Film Noir — Der Begriff Film noir [filmˈnwaʀ] (frz. für „schwarzer Film“) bezeichnet ein Filmgenre oder – je nach Sichtweise – eine Stilrichtung des Films. Seine klassische Ära hatte der Film noir in den USA der Vierziger und Fünfzigerjahre. Wurzelnd in der&#8230; …

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  • 13film noir — [[t]fɪlm nwɑ͟ː(r)[/t]] films noir N VAR Film noir refers to a type of film or a style of film making which shows the world as a dangerous or depressing place where many people suffer, especially because of the greed or cruelty of others. ...a&#8230; …

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  • 14film noir —   a French phrase literally meaning black film that developed in the early 40s; refers to a genre of mostly black/white films that blossomed in the post war era in American cinema, with bleak subject matter and a somber, downbeat tone; the plot&#8230; …

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  • 15film noir — /fɪlm ˈnwa/ (say film nwah) noun 1. a black and white film genre, especially of the 1940s, concerned with the darker side of human nature, and typified by sombre, shadowy photography and an overall feeling of depression or pessimism. 2. any later …

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  • 16film noir — noun a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s • Hypernyms: ↑movie, ↑film, ↑picture, ↑moving&#8230; …

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  • 17Film Noir —    If we accept David Thomson s veredicto that noir is something that happened to American cinema in the 1940s, it is easy to understand why the style could not catch on in Spain at the time. Noir reflected a certain moral ambiguity during the&#8230; …

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  • 18Film Noir —    If we accept David Thomson s veredicto that noir is something that happened to American cinema in the 1940s, it is easy to understand why the style could not catch on in Spain at the time. Noir reflected a certain moral ambiguity during the&#8230; …

    Historical dictionary of Spanish cinema

  • 19film noir — noun (plural film noirs or films noir or films noirs) Etymology: French, literally, black film Date: 1958 a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy&#8230; …

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  • 20film noir — black film , film set in a gloomy urban environment and promotes a cynical view of life through frequent acts of crime and depravity (French) …

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