Elements of Film Noir between the Movies Maltese Falcon, Chinatown, and L.A. Confidential

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This essay will identify the importance of the elements of Film Noir between the movies Maltese Falcon, Chinatown, and L.A. Confidential. This will also discuss if Chinatown and L.A. Confidential remain true to the classical form or if they are in the baroque level of genre. This essay will also identify these discussions using examples for each film. Maltese Falcon could be explained more precisely as transitional films that mark limitations amongst true film noir and film that may have some elements or none noir. Maltese Falcon presents elements that future became trademarks of film noir, in specific the divided and dishonorable protagonist. The dim and troubled urban environment in which they live but it ends small of a simply noir viewpoint and pictorial illustration. For example, Sam Spade character fits into the noir protagonist by being a dirty hero. He is materialistic or greedy person who does not follow the rules of conservative morals. The audience can see his greediness when you see his smirk on his face when Miss Wonderly pulls out a wad of cash from her purse. He is a man who is having an affair with his partner’s (Archer) wife. When he finds out that his partner Archer is dead, Spade has no remorse or show any sign of being sad. Spade responds to Archers death by having all of his belongings taken away from the office. This is one example of Spades character fitting the film noir era with its low key black and white visual style. Film noir is usually

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