The noir of noir : a certain tendency in American film
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BA (Hons) Arts
Dublin Business School
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In this dissertation, I will not attempt to put Film Noir into a genre, but discuss it as a pivotal movement in cinema’s history. I will incorporate a number of arguments in an effort to define and understand the film movement by focusing on the film The Big Sleep, the stardom of Barbara Stanwyck and the controversial noir director Orson Welles.