Coming off the heels of studying the classic Film Noirs that took moviegoing audiences by storm in the 40s and 50s, we settle into one of the most dynamic genres in cinema. Neo-Noirs are exactly how they sound, a new take on the ‘Noir.’
Film Noirs were characterized by their stories on individuals who lived or were forced to live outside the margins of society. Style was a major driving force in Film noirs and Neo-Noirs took that to the next level.
Neo-Noirs take the dark, shadow infested cinematography of the Noir and update it by giving us some of the most visually striking films in modern history. From the 60s to modern time, Neo-noirs have played on the tropes of film noirs and use them to evolve the cinematic form!
Below are some notable Neo-Noirs from over the past 50 years.