Los Angles, the location of LA Confidential, is a typical setting for film noir movies due to its "newer" west coast image and the absence of rural traditions. The city was chosen largely because of its informality. People living in a city do not interact with each other as people of a small town might... Showed first 250 characters
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Film noir played upon the idea of loneliness and solitude; two traits that are easily found in a big city (Monaco 246).
Nighttime scenes were chosen because of the mystery that comes with darkness. Night projects a feeling to the viewer that he or she would not absorb in the daytime, very much the same way horror movies play themselves upon the night... Showed next 250 characters
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Chinatown was successful in its attempt to formulate a film noir movie in part because it followed the design of previous films of its kind. The most obvious of these films that Chinatown followed was The Maltese Falcon...
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Film Noir At It'S Finest
In Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard the films began by revealing who the killer was or who was murdered in the opening scene. This was very effective in that it allowed the audience to concentrate more on other elements of the film, which was Billy Wilderís goal...
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Noir Films explored the showy lives of amoral people in urban settings. Cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Chicago are typical urban settings for Film Noir, these cities are presented as a maze, bars dens nightclubs and gambling dens are frequently the scene of action...
How does the director create a sense of drama and tension in the first five minutes
of the Usual Suspects?
The Usual Suspects is a gangster film made in 1996, directed by Bryan Singer...
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l.a confidential film noir
L.A Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997) is a neo-noir film about a shooting at an all night diner and the three Las Angeles policeman who investigate in their own unique ways...