Questions tagged [noir]

For questions on the film genre referred to as "noir" or "film noir" often used to describe stylish Hollywood black and white crime dramas from the 1940s & 50s, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and hardboiled detectives. This tag may also be used in conjunction with Movie & TV Identification questions.

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From which movies does the stereotypical b/w film noir voice-over introduction originate?

When doing stereotypical film noir style stories they always have the hard boiled black and white detective narrating to himself with smooth jazz playing while it is raining, like in the first minute ...
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Phillip Marlowe: How many films?

I recently attended a 24 Hour Film-Noir-A-Thon, which was brilliant (if not a little exhausting), and talking to some of the other patrons they were discussing the lack of Philip Marlowe movies, him ...